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Re: Are there plans to add data compression feature topostgresql?

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, 小波 顾 <guxiaobo1982(at)hotmail(dot)com>, Grzegorz Jaśkiewicz <gryzman(at)gmail(dot)com>, chris(dot)ellis(at)shropshire(dot)gov(dot)uk, "pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Are there plans to add data compression feature topostgresql?
Date: 2008-10-31 01:37:30
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Scott Marlowe escribió:

> What is the torn page problem?  Note I'm no big fan of compressed file
> systems, but I can't imagine them not working with databases, as I've
> seen them work quite reliably under exhange server running a db
> oriented storage subsystem.  And I can't imagine them not being
> invisible to an application, otherwise you'd just be asking for
> trouble.

Exchange, isn't that the thing that's very prone to corrupted databases?
I've heard lots of horror stories about that (and also about how you
have to defragment the database once in a while, so what kind of
database it really is?)

Alvaro Herrera                      
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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