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Re: the dangers of DB_LOG_AUTOREMOVE

From: Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org>
Date: 2004-07-14 22:48:29 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:

> Correctly dminning a BDB repository is a real barrier to entry
> for so many newbies.

Yep, BDB is a serious barrier to entry. Newbies, and at least
many if not most non-newbies, ought to start with FSFS. Some may
claim FSFS is not yet stable, to which i answer neither is BDB in
my experience.

> If we were to go back to the old way, where log files aren't
> autoremoved, what would our story to users be? "If you want to
> be perfectly secure, then you should allow your repository to
> fill up with logfiles, do a backup, then remove the unused
> logs. Automate this routine somehow."

"If you're not prepared to administer BDB, use FSFS"? Maybe only
tell people to use the BDB back-end if they know what they're
doing and want some of its advantages?

> Which path is the lesser of the evils?

False dichotomy :).

Eric Gillespie <*> epg@pretzelnet.org

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