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Re: beta testing version

From: Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
To: Ian Lance Taylor <ian(at)airs(dot)com>, alex(at)pilosoft(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: beta testing version
Date: 2000-12-01 14:46:57
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At 12:30 AM 12/1/00 -0800, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
>For example, I would hope that EMC
>disk systems handle power loss gracefully.

They must, their marketing literature says so :)

>  But if you buy ordinary
>off the shelf PC hardware, you really do need to arrange for a UPS,
>and some sort of automatic shutdown if the UPS is running low.

Which is what disk subsystems like those from EMC do for you.  They've
got build-in battery backup that lets them guarantee (assuming the
hardware's working right) that in the case of a power outage, all blocks
the operating system thinks have been written will in actuality be written
before the disk subsystem powers itself down.

- Don Baccus, Portland OR <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
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