[Gajim-devel] Fwd: MySQL support for Gajim

Yann Leboulanger asterix at lagaule.org
Wed Feb 13 20:57:05 CET 2008

Andrew Diederich wrote:
> On Feb 13, 2008 12:39 PM, Michal 'vorner' Vaner <vorner at ucw.cz> wrote:
>> Am I wrong to think that mySQL is for storing huge amounts of data? How
>> many gigabytes of logs do you expect?
>> (I have seen scanning 150MB of emails in just few seconds, so isn't a
>> simple text file for each user enough?)
>> Sorry if I do not see something, but mySQL seems to me like a huge
>> overkill for logs.
> One use case I can think of is if you move to different machines a lot
> on the same intranet.  That way you could have your chat history on
> any client you log into.  It's one feature I'd like to have in any of
> the client/server packages, actually.

Yes that the main reason to have that. Single file for each user is not 
very good when you look for some words. Parsing a file is much longer 
than doing a SQL query.


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