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Re: [GENERAL] Future of PostgreSQL

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Ed Loehr <ELOEHR(at)austin(dot)rr(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-general <pgsql-general(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Future of PostgreSQL
Date: 1999-12-25 23:20:10
Message-ID: 199912252320.SAA29219@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> 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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