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Compact_management in Python makes the geodatabase larger

Question asked by mjmiller72 on Feb 4, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 4, 2016 by Dan_Patterson

When using Compact_management in Python it actually makes the geodatabase larger. Has anyone else noticed this, or any ideas as to why this might be happening?


I'm using it on a file geodatabase. When I right-click on it in ArcCatalog and use the Administration>Compact Database command it compacts down to about 6.6 MB. When I run the Python script it inflates it to about 9 MB.


Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!