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openSUSE Linux Unleashed by Michael McCallister

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Chapter 29. Managing Databases

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In this chapter, we look at database creation and client access with openSUSE Linux. Databases can be considered digital phonebooks—when there is a need for highly organized storage of a massive amount of information, a database is called for. There are very special requirements associated with databases; therefore, it shouldn’t seem strange that it takes special software to create a storage system that is highly organized by items such as fields, records, and tables. Databases (if optimized and running properly) can store massive amounts of data, such as logging information for a web server. ...

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