Then perhaps I should rephrase my question:

Is there a way, by means of configuration, to reduce the size of history to
reduce the cost of packing?



On Jan 22, 2008 11:44 PM, Marius Gedminas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 05:43:42PM -0200, Flavio Coelho wrote:
> > Actually what I am trying to run away from is the "packing monster" ;-)
> >
> > I want to be able to use an OO database without the inconvenience of
> having
> > it growing out of control and then having to spend hours packing the
> > database every once in a while. (I do a lot of writes in my DBs). Do
> this
> > Holy grail of databases exist? :-)
> I've learned to love this aspect of FileStorage.  Sure, the Data.fs is
> measured in gigabytes, but when the users run to you crying "help! help!
> why is this bit of data not what I expected it to be?" you can dig into
> object history from a debugzope console and figure what changed it and
> when.  Or restore deleted data, for that matter.
> Marius Gedminas
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> MSDOS didn't get as bad as it is overnight -- it took over ten years
> of careful development.
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