[FoRK] Open-Source Communities and ERP-Software?

J.Andrew Rogers andrew at ceruleansystems.com
Tue Jun 15 22:36:06 PDT 2004

On Jun 15, 2004, at 10:16 AM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>  I like PostgreSQL in principle because it is versioning based which I 
> firmly believe is the correct solution, but MySQL is just so darned 
> easy to do everything with.  Why is it, for instance, that other 
> databases need expensive add-on tools to do a complete dump of 
> structure and data of a database and reload it at any point?

What do you mean by "complete dump of structure and data"?  How is this 
standard from a bog standard export/dump?  As far as I know, all 
databases come with a standard way to turn some or all of the data and 
structure into an equivalent set of SQL commands.  This isn't an 
expensive add-on, this a standard tool.  Am I misunderstanding what you 

There are expensive add-on tools that can do this too, but the ability 
to selectively import and export structure and data SQL isn't what you 
are paying for.

j. andrew rogers

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