Subject Re: [firebird-support] What makes a database file size so big?
Author Rik van Kekem
On 29/03/16 11:44, Małgorzata Barchańska gosia@...
[firebird-support] wrote:
> I'm very curious - so what makes our database file so big? Sum of clear metadata
> and raw data is about 2,4GB, and what with other 12GB? Is anything we
> can do to shrink our big database file (drop useless indexes or
> something like that)?
You could try running your database through gstat.exe (in your
bin-directory of Filebird, if you installed the development tools with
it). You can learn a lot about the way the database-pages are filled per

You can find a manual for it here: