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Re: Rather incorrect text in admin guide

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Tom Samplonius <tom(at)sdf(dot)com>, Ralf Mattes <rm(at)mh-freiburg(dot)de>, Michael Graff <explorer(at)flame(dot)org>, <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Rather incorrect text in admin guide
Date: 2001-01-02 21:51:42
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.31.0101021750510.672-100000@thelab.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 2 Jan 2001, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> >
> > On Mon, 1 Jan 2001, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> >
> > > I can only imagine how they got databases working through NFS.  Having
> > > the backend on one server and the files on another is really quite risky.
> >
> >   Well, both Microsoft and Oracle support NFS mounted database device
> > files with NetApp filers.
>
> Quite a trick.  NFS, being state-less, is really a bad platform for such
> things.  I know there is NFS locking, but even that is not 100%, if I
> remember correctly.

NFS is state-less if you use UDP connections ... most modern Unices
support TCP NFS as well, providing you a stateful connection ...


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