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RE: Article on MySQL vs. Postgres

From: "Mikheev, Vadim" <vmikheev(at)SECTORBASE(dot)COM>
To: "'Tim Perdue'" <tperdue(at)valinux(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)hub(dot)org
Subject: RE: Article on MySQL vs. Postgres
Date: 2000-07-04 19:47:32
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> Before I do that I want to confirm the major problem I had w/postgres:
> the 8K tuple limit. When trying to import some tables from MySQL,
> postgres kept choking because MySQL has no such limit on the size of a
> row in the database (text fields on MySQL can be multi-megabyte).

Jan is working on TOAST for 7.1 - there will be no 8K limit any more...

> Long-term stability:
> Postgres is undoubtably the long-run winner in stability, 
> whereas MySQL will freak out or die when left running for more than a
> at a time. But if you ever do have a problem with postgres, you generally
> have to nuke the database and recover from a backup, as there are no 
> known tools to fix index and database corruption. For a long-running
> database, you will occasionally have to drop indexes and re-create them,
> causing downtime.

I'm implementing WAL for 7.1 - there will be true after crash recovery...


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