GBAK and using the -g (garbage) collection switch
By: Borland Staff
Abstract: When using -g is good and when it is not good
Is gbak with -g(arbage) in use a bad thing?
It depends, by using it you are telling gbak to NOT clean up the
back record versions in the database.
If you would like gbak to run faster and do less cleanup for you - it is a
If you are not sweeping the db on a regular basis and would like the best
perfomance from your db then the -g switch (which tells gbak to ignore
back record versions, leaving them in the database - it is most likely a
bad thing to use.
If you dont use a sweep interval or a scheduled sweep process I would
not recommend using -g with gbak unless you want gbak to run a little
faster and dont care if the database gets bloated with useless records.
Published on: 7/24/2000 12:00:00 AM
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