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Geodatabase compression - Deleting All User Versions Required?

Question asked by Adityaraj on Jan 7, 2018
Latest reply on May 7, 2018 by JFarmer-esristaff

I have read the documentation here - Geodatabase compression—Help | ArcGIS Desktop. As per this documentation, it is required to delete all the versions if you require to FULLY compress the geodatabase.


For a normal/routine compression, do you require to delete the versions? Does Esri recommend to delete all the versions to compress the SDE? We have over 25 user versions in the SDE. If we delete and create the user versions, the data editors are getting issues in the MXD (snapping needs to be reset).


We are using Oracle 11g RDBMS with ArcGIS 10.4. Any insight on the subject matter will be hugely appreciated. Thank you.