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Re: [Bacula-devel] space saving in the database


Thanks for the first paragraph :-)

Concerning your second paragraph, what I am proposing is a sort of refactoring 
of the lstat code that will be the first step in something like what you 
propose.


On Tuesday 12 February 2008 16.20:41 David Boyes wrote:
> > Just my opinion, of course.  I'd be interested to hear how much effect
> > this would have on others and whether they think it's worthwhile to
>
> even
>
> > investigate.
>
> Moved and seconded. I don't think the world needs to reinvent
> packed-decimal yet again and all the grief that fancy encoding schemes
> cause, especially since they tend to fail miserably on different-endian
> machines (see ext4 problems on non-Intel architectures -- you were
> planning on testing this stuff on PPC and zSeries, right?). This is a
> database tuning issue, really -- if your database isn't set up to handle
> the volume Bacula generates, then it's time.
>
> IMHO, you'd get more bang for the work by abstracting the file
> parameters into a list of attributes and pointing to those via a table.
> That would also give you a lot of the infrastructure necessary to handle
> the arbitrary attribute support you need for SELinux, etc, and give you
> a good start on being able to deduplicate file data (no point in storing
> the same file multiple times).
>
>
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