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Re: Application Data Storage Question

From: Sean Davis <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: operationsengineer1(at)yahoo(dot)com
Subject: Re: Application Data Storage Question
Date: 2006-11-27 11:45:21
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On Monday 27 November 2006 01:41, operationsengineer1(at)yahoo(dot)com wrote:
> I'm working on an application that will need to store
> all sent and received emails in logical groupings - in
> my case, each transaction will have an email history
> associated with it.
> i can conceive of two ways to store the email data.
> 1. stick all pertinent email info in a db linked to
> the transaction id.
> 2. create a transaction id directory in the file
> system and store a file for each email sent/received
> with all the pertinent info within that file.
> the user needs this functionality to provide an
> archive of the transaction.
> i'm not experienced enough to know the pros and cons
> of either process, or if there is a better process i
> haven't thought of.

It sounds like you have storage and retrieval needs based on an index.  Why 
not use the database?  


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