[REBOL] Re: ANN: RebDB Pseudo-Relational Database
From: gchiu:compkarori at: 28-Jan-2004 9:52
On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 10:48:44 +1100
Ashley Tr=FCter <[atruter--labyrinth--net--au]> wrote:
>"need varchar" is true if you need to store something
>like the email body
>text *and* you want the DB to operate on it with
>statements such as
>soundex, like, etc. If, however, it is the header data
>you need to operate
>on and you merely need access to the underlying body text
>records are retrieved then storing file! references to
>files (perhaps compressed) has its own advantages: among
>them the fact
>that incremental backups are a lot easier!
Yes, I guess that would work as well. But I haven't read
RebDB docs yet, so don't know what wonders we can do :)
>solutions I've come across play to the strengths of both
>the DB *and* the
>underlying file system.
well, having just moved thousands of message.r files in
IOS from hard drive to USB to hard drive ... I think
sometimes the file system can be overused!
BTW, this is all on topic :)