On 2/14/08, Rhet Turnbull <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Curious, why is this bad? > > 1. Backup...the entire DB file (mine is hundreds of MB) needs to be > backed up. I backup everyday, both to external drive and offsite. > That means the large Yojimbo file needs to be backed up every day, > taking up unnecessary bandwidth and disk space. > > 2. Data integrity...if the database file gets corrupted, you could > lose all your data instead of only 1 item. The Yojimbo competitor > Together (http://reinventedsoftware.com/together/) does it this way, > storing each record in a separate file.
It also, I would assume, is why .Mac fails to sync Yojimbo so often. Instead of syncing 1,000 small files, it is trying to sync one monolithic DB. I can't get it to work with .Mac or SyncTogether's latest beta. > Contrast the way that Microsoft Outlook (not sure about Entourage) and > Mail.app store mail messages. Outlook puts everything in a single > database file. Mail.app stores each message in a separate file (but > utilizes a database file for indexing). I have 3GB of email which > means that Outlook would require backing up a 3GB file wheres for > Mail.app, I only need to backup the new message files and the small > index file. Um... are you sure about Outlook? I know it didn't used to be that way, as I would routinely have to make sure that the Outlook PST stayed below 2gb. Entourage doesn't store a single email per file. It too uses the same Huge Database Concept. > > Hmmm, I would always be skeptical of a backup solution that runs > > on live data. > > I would never use a backup solution that didn't run on live data. > Thankfully the days of "they system is down for backup" are long gone. > Whether I use Time Machine or I use Super Duper or Chronosync or > something else, I'm certainly not about to take my machine offline or > logout to do the backup. I certainly wouldn't be using Yojimbo or any other DB app while SuperDuper et al are running. Sure it might not throw an error but you still risk problems. I run SuperDuper at night when I go to bed and then have it shutdown/sleep the computer. I quit all my running apps except SD! TjL -- ------------------------------------------------------------------ This message is sent to you because you are subscribed to the mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>. To unsubscribe, send mail to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> List archives: <http://www.listsearch.com/yojimbotalk.lasso> Have a feature request, or not sure if the software's working correctly? Please send mail to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>