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Re: obliterate

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-04-08 21:41:12 CEST

Davy Durham wrote:
> Well, I've enabled that config flag... but it's the strings file that
> 189 megs already (240meg repo now.. was 200 yesterday..). Does the
> strings file possibly have space that will be reclaimed at some point?

Not as such. BDB (like many databases) extends the tablespace
automatically when needed, but doesn't shrink the files when space is
freed up (on the theory that you will just wind up using it at some
point). The allocated space will be reused at some point, so the tables
will more or less stabilize at some point.


John Peacock
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