[Zope-CMF] backup strategies

sean.upton@uniontrib.com sean.upton@uniontrib.com
Fri, 07 Feb 2003 10:56:31 -0800

DirectoryStorage is slightly slower on read/writes than FileStorage, but
more scalable, and easier to manage backups and replication.  There are FAQs
for DirectoryStorage at http://dirstorage.sf.net

Also, Linux/ReiserFS affinity: You really want to run a DirectoryStorage
that is going to get bigger than 2-3 gb on ReiserFS, not ext3 or other
filesystems.  This is becuase reiserfs handles many small files well,
without fs metadata scaling problems.


-----Original Message-----
From: J C Lawrence [mailto:claw@kanga.nu]
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 10:46 AM
To: sean.upton@uniontrib.com
Cc: sowens@brookes.ac.uk; zope-cmf@zope.org
Subject: Re: [Zope-CMF] backup strategies

On Fri, 07 Feb 2003 10:47:21 -0800
sean upton <sean.upton@uniontrib.com> wrote:

> DirectoryStorage supports incremental backup using standard Unix
> command-line tools.  If you use Linux, it is worth considering as an
> alternative to FileStorage.

How solid are File- and DirectoryStorage?  What are the tradeoffs in
their usage?

J C Lawrence
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