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Re: Using Berkeley DB

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_savonarola.red-bean.com>
Date: 2000-09-12 17:39:00 CEST

> Let's get this right. Jim questioned "recoverability". MySQL is *very*
> strong on the recoverability side. I'll refer people to:
> http://www.phpbuilder.com/columns/tim20000705.php3
> "... it makes up for it by apparently never corrupting its data files.
> ... In over a year of running MySQL, I haven't ever seen a single case
> of database or index corruption. In the same timeframe, I have done 2 or
> 3 recoveries of a couple different Postgres databases."
> [ this from one of the SourceForge engineers ]

That's a good user experience, which certainly counts for something.
But what's the architecture? How is MySQL designed to ensure that the
database won't be corrupted?
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:08 2006

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