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Re: One big database or little separate ones?

From: Allan Berger <alb2(at)cornell(dot)edu>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: One big database or little separate ones?
Date: 2004-01-11 18:46:45
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Hi all,

This is a great topic for me, as I'm just now starting to consider 
this very issue.

Is there any advantage to maintaining separate databases for backup purposes?

Specifically, I am going to have a large number of tables with text 
info, and just a few tables that saves several gigabytes of images 
and data files.  I was thinking of having the text data in one 
database to allow for frequent backups (every few hours), with the 
large image and file database backed up less frequently (once a day 
or less frequently).

Is the balance in backing up several hundred megs of text data 
frequently v. several gigabytes of less critical binary data a good 
reason to maintain separate databases?  All thoughts welcome...


At 3:11 PM -0800 1/10/04, Eric Frazier wrote:
>The only reason to separate databases, is if the data has no relation
>from one DB to another. Otherwise, you are just making things hard on

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