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Re: pgaccess - where to store the own data

From: Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>
To: Iavor Raytchev <iavor(dot)raytchev(at)verysmall(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,pgsql-interfaces <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pgaccess - where to store the own data
Date: 2002-08-30 15:51:44
Message-ID: 3D6F9490.9040507@joeconway.com (view raw or flat)
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Iavor Raytchev wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> 
> There is an open question we need broad opinion on.
> 
> Currently pgaccess stores its own data in the database it works with.
> Some people do not like that. To store it elsewhere invokes a number of
> issues such as:
> 
> - where is this somewhere
> - converting form all versions to the new
> - etc.
> 
> What do people think about this. Is it so bad that the own data is
> stored in the database pgaccess works with?
> 

I don't particularly like it. Oracle deals with this by having a 
database unto itself as a management repository (Oracle Enterprise 
Manager, OEM, I believe). You register the database you want to manage 
with the repository, and the metadata is kept there instead of in each 
managed database.

Joe


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