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Re: PostgreSQL vs MySQL

From: Dan Langille <dan(at)langille(dot)org>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: Merlin Moncure <merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com>,LSanchez(at)ameritrade(dot)com, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL vs MySQL
Date: 2004-05-20 20:08:28
Message-ID: 20040520160705.R64060@xeon.unixathome.org (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 20 May 2004, Robert Treat wrote:

> One potential issue with PostgreSQL and big databases would be
> upgrades and backups, which require dumping lots of data to disk which
> can be inconvenient. If I were a big company looking to switch to
> postgresql, I'd think hard about using some of the money I saved in
> license fee's to get in place upgrades developed.

This is an issue frequently raised with Bacula (http://www.bacula.org/).
How do I backup my 20GB database if I have only 1GB free diskspace?
Bacula can use a FIFO, although I've never used it myself.

-- 
Dan Langille - BSDCan: http://www.bsdcan.org/

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