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[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 >when specific >records are retrieved then storing file! references to >individual text >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 :) -- Graham Chiu<