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Re: size of DB files not decreasing
--On September 29, 2008 9:19:00 PM +0530 Nikhil Mishra <firstname.lastname@example.org>
hello all ,
While deleting the entries from openldap- Database I see that there is no
change in the file size .
I did an external checkpoint using db_checkpoint -1 and db_archive -d .
The changes are reflected fro an add operation but it is not reflected
for delete .
I have a requirement where I need to externally poll the size of DB for
But delete operation is not making any changes to actual DB file size .
I am not sure if its a BDB limitation or something to do with the way
openldap is being configured .
Please help in understanding .
This is fairly common with all databases -- Deleted data is marked, but the
space is not recovered without reloading the DB. What happens is the next
time you add a new entry, that region is reused for the new entry, so the
DB also won't grow until you exceed what you've deleted.
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