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Re: Using PostgreSQL As A Personal Database

From: Terry Lee Tucker <terry(at)esc1(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Using PostgreSQL As A Personal Database
Date: 2004-11-22 20:09:50
Message-ID: 200411221509.50039.terry@esc1.com (view raw or flat)
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Jeff,

We are definitely not using it for "weblog" stuff. We're building a logistics 
software package with. I say it would be much easier to store your data in 
postgres than a flat file. Since you are a "command line guy", psql offers a 
very nice character based interface in which you can ealily retrieve your 
data in all sorts of interesting ways using sql. As for trouble, I don't see 
that as an issue. All you have to do is compile it, and configure rc.d to 
start postmaster on boot, and create a table or two. It's easy.

Hope this helps...


On Monday 22 November 2004 02:55 pm, Jeff Flowers saith:
> After a friend's house recently caught fire, I decided that it would be
> a good idea to catalog my comic collection (for insurance purposes if
> nothing else). I estimate that I have some four hundred books and my
> collection grows every month.
>
> Since I prefer working at the Unix command line environment, my first
> thought was to create a flat file text database and manage it with
> command line tools, like grep, but as my collection grows I can envision
> where it might be useful to maintain it in PostgreSQL.
>
> So my question is: how much data needs to be stored before PostgreSQL is
> worth the effort? Also, do people even use PostgreSQL at home for
> personal, non-weblog stuff?
>
>
>
> Thanks.
>
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