|From:||J Sisson <sisson(dot)j(at)gmail(dot)com>|
|Subject:||Time to put theory to the test?|
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Not sure if this is the right list...but:
Disclaimer: I realize this is comparing apples to oranges. I'm not
trying to start a database flame-war. I just want to say thanks to
the PostgreSQL developers who make my life easier.
I manage thousands of databases (PostgreSQL, SQL Server, and MySQL),
and this past weekend we had a massive power surge that knocked out
two APC cabinets. Quite a few machines rebooted (and management is
taking a new look at the request for newer power cabinets heh).
Talking theory is one thing, predicting results is another...and yet
the only thing that counts is "what happens when 'worst-case-scenario'
Long story short, every single PostgreSQL machine survived the failure
with *zero* data corruption. I had a few issues with SQL Server
machines, and virtually every MySQL machine has required data cleanup
and table scans and tweaks to get it back to "production" status.
I was really impressed...you guys do amazing work. Thank you.
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