On Mon, Jan 17, 2000 at 11:50:24AM +0000, Kathryn Cassidy mentioned:
> Surely if you need that sort of power/reliability in a
> database you'd go for a fully featured rdbms like
> oracle. MySQL's lovely for small scale, read only web
> databases, but I wouldn't use it for anything big
> enough to require clustering...
True. Oracle is nasty though. And Networking doesn't work on most
versions of Linux without a patch. And it won't install unless you are on
a stock RedHat 6.0 system, using Java Runtime 1.1.6, without a lot of
blood and guts.
I've used a lot of software, and Oracle Linux is down there with Outlook
98 and VGA planets version 3.0 for portability, installability and general
all around turdiness.
Checkout "Solid", from www.solidtech.com. Some of the lads in Online.ie
were seriously considering it for use here. It does just about everything,
and has a single config file. It doth rock, verily.
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