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From David Boreham <>
Subject Re: [DRS] thoughts about implementation
Date Tue, 03 Feb 2009 19:43:42 GMT
Hi, just a voice from the trenches, having done this a few times and 
made some mistakes:

Do not invent a new kind of database for the change log. Instead use the 
one you already have
for entries, with some appropriate indexing enhancements to support the 
change log semantics required.
i.e. each change log record is in fact an entry. (there may be a way to 
do it where the change log
data is actually stored in the entries themselves, and absolutely no 
additional records are
required, but this seems to take an extra high level of cunning to pull 

But, please don't make work for yourself by doubling the kinds of 
database you have.
Two databases also makes it hard to ensure transactional integrity 
between the main
db and the change log (which is important to have).

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