[lug] SQL and JAVA on Linux
caldodge at fpcc.net
Wed Aug 2 00:00:49 MDT 2000
"D. Stimits" wrote:
> John Starkey wrote:
> > Ok here's a little digression from the firewall debate, if anyone is
> > interested.
> > I have on my box, postgres, Oracle, and Sybase. Actually I have the Oracle
> > disk that comes with Solaris8 so it's for the Solaris box. Sorry.
> If you want a db over 2 gig, you'll need some patches to work it on
> linux. If you're trying to learn or don't need over 2 gig, linux is
> probably cheaper.
I can't speak for Oracle and Sybase, but postgres is NOT limited to a 2 gig
data size. It stores the tables as separate files, and starts new files when
any exceed about 1 gigabyte. The docs say that - with sufficient RAM - one can
have up to 200 gigs of data.
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