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From "Jukka Zitting" <jukka.zitt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Value records
Date Wed, 25 Apr 2007 08:32:46 GMT
Hi,

On 4/25/07, Johan Stuyts <j.stuyts@hippo.nl> wrote:
> > > Storing all values as a binary field will prevent access to
> > the content
> > > using standard database tools. You won't be able to look at
> > the values
> > > in the database without starting Jackrabbit.
> >
> > I don't consider that to be a design goal. The values would most
> > naturally be stored directly on disk without a database anywhere.
>
> IMHO it is worth to make access to the data using available tools
> (database viewers, database backup tools, reporting engines, schema/data
> migration tools, etc.) possible. If you do not, you have to write a
> custom tool for the NGP model for each purpose.

I would expect such tools to work against the JCR interface instead of
any underlying persistence model. Note that architecturally I consider
the JCR API to be a parallel alternative to JDBC, not something you
necessarily build on top of JDBC.

BR,

Jukka Zitting

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