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Managing and Customizing OpenCms 6 by Matt Butcher

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Database Management

The third item in the administration view is the Database Management screen. OpenCms uses a relational database (in our case, an MySQL database) to store the contents of the Virtual File System (VFS), as well as ancillary data such as user accounts, activity logs, and content history.

Although the VFS is contained entirely within the database, the user sees it as a file system organized no differently than the normal operating-system file hierarchy (as we saw in Chapter 3). Likewise, OpenCms abstracts away from the details of database interaction, so you can perform most tasks without giving a thought to the underlying database operations.

However, as an OpenCms administrator, you may need to perform certain maintenance tasks ...

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