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From: Thomas Fischbacher <Thomas.Fischbacher@P...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [1/2 OT] Indexing (and mergeable Index-algorithms)

On Fri, 18 Nov 2005, Florian Weimer wrote:

> >> No, it isn't.  Berkeley DB offers much richer functionality, including
> >> transactions and replication.
> >
> > However, crashes at unfortunate moments may lead to database
> > corruption,
> 
> All my crashes could be traced back to operator error and faulty
> hardware.  Berkeley DB has a very bad reputation when it comes to data
> integrity and durability, but in my experience, this is simply not
> true.

I experienced data loss in the past - twice in eight years of 
running it under considerable load. Both times, we had good recent 
backups, so this was not a big issue.

> > plus the license is a bit strange.
> 
> It's a very simple, GPL-compatible copyleft license.  Pretty standard.

Hm, I just had a look and you are right. I thought I'd once read something 
about it being free only for single-server installations or non-commercial 
use, but I can't find that in the Debian package's copyright. Strange.

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