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From Paco Avila <monk...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Datastore and garbage collection
Date Mon, 09 Mar 2009 17:38:41 GMT
Do you mean that GC only make sense if I delete documents from the
repository? I don't think that never run GC and keep all the documents
(deleted one included) is a good alternative in repositories with several GB
of size and big documents.

On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 6:20 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 6:02 PM, Paco Avila <monkiki@gmail.com> wrote:
> > The real question should be "Do I need to call the garbage collection in
> my
> > app" ? :P
> >
> > And the answer seems to be "YES"!
> Well, it depends. If your usage patterns permit, you could also just
> ignore garbage collection entirely.
> If you don't have lots of short-lived files (or binary properties) in
> the repository, then the cost of keeping some extra unused binaries in
> the data store may well be smaller than the cost of getting rid of
> them.
> It's worth estimating the rate at which you remove binary data from
> the repository, and using the result to calculate the best garbage
> collection intervals. The low (and declining) cost of storage and the
> typical usage patterns of many content applications (especially ones
> with versioning) may well suggest that the most economic alternative
> is to never run the garbage collector.
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting

Paco Avila
GIT Consultors
tel: +34 971 498310
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e-mail: pavila@git.es

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