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These are some basic notes about Vista's garbage collection

Major tasks

GC has 4 major tasks that run

  1. OnlineBackupGC - Cleans soft-deleted online backup data
  2. TemporarySpaceGC - Delete all temporary table leftovers
  3. OrphanedObjectGC - Delete objects with no references
  4. SoftDeleteGC - Cleans soft-deleted data

Confirmed behaviors

When learning contexts are deleted (after GC)

  1. All corresponding member records are deleted
  2. Demo student person records are deleted

Configuration

The latest updates on GC from Bb are here: http://kb.blackboard.com/display/WebctKB/Database+Garbage+Collection+configuration
The latest GC configuration from Bb is here: GarbageCollectionConfiguration.xml

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