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From "Sai Pullabhotla" <Sai.Pullabho...@jMethods.com>
Subject RE: Enormous file size for an empty table
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2008 11:43:23 GMT
Did you have a bunch of data in that table/other tables which has now been


If so, what you are seeing is normal. Derby does not automatically reclaim
the disk space when data is deleted off the tables. However, that disk space
is reused when you insert any new data. To reclaim the disk space, I believe
there is a stored procedure that you can call which can be found in the


Sai Pullabhotla


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From: Diogo Bastos [mailto:bastos.diogo@gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 4:28 AM
To: derby-user@db.apache.org
Subject: Enormous file size for an empty table


Good morning,

I've been starting to use Derby only a few weeks ago so I'm still very
"green" on a lot of things concerning it.

One of the problems I've been having so far is that I have a table that is
taking me something like 1.2Gb of hard drive space - but here's the catch:
that table is empty!

Is this normal? Have I probably done something wrong?

I would appreciate if someone could help me out on this.

Thanks in advance,

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