> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > My big question is, what new challenges will we face as we
> become more > popular?
> The 3 greatest technical/engineering challenges: 1) system
> reliability & recoverability, 2) system reliability & recoverability,
> and 3) system reliability and recoverability. The masses won't
> stay long if the system won't stay up, isn't easy to diagnose
> by non-experts, or cannot be easily restored from backups without
> significant data losses. New functionality is great, but a
> system that won't stay up consistently is approaching worthlessness
> for mission-critical 24x7 applications. And if the masses
> leave because of system reliability problems, you can be very,
> very certain about what they will tell their friends and coworkers.
And we don't have a problem in this area, do we?
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