Content Management Systems

Haarsma, Michael (SAPOL) michael.haarsma at police.sa.gov.au
Fri Sep 15 01:32:36 CST 2006


> -----Original Message-----
> From: linuxsa-bounces at linuxsa.org.au 
> [mailto:linuxsa-bounces at linuxsa.org.au] On Behalf Of David Lloyd
> Sent: Friday, 15 September 2006 12:16 AM
> To: Andrew Reid
> Cc: Linux SA
> Subject: Re: Content Management Systems
> 
> 
> 
> Andrew,
> 
> >> What do you mean by "SQL Server"? Does that actually mean MICROSOFT
> >> SQL Server?
> > 
> > Yes, that's right. It's quite common for Microsoft SQL Server to be
> > referred to as "SQL Server" on its own -- it's a widely deployed 
> > relational database in enterprise environments.
> > 
> > In case you're wondering (because I know where you're 
> coming from -- 
> > "a
> > Microsoft database?!"), the data will need to live in SQL 
> Server because 
> > we've got other applications reliant on SQL Server which 
> has led us to 
> > invest in backup and recovery software that integrates 
> nicely with it.
> > 
> > And, frankly, I'd just about prefer to manage a SQL Server 
> database on
> > an ongoing basis than MySQL. It's integrated into my backup 
> system, my 
> > staff know how it works and it doesn't (read: hasn't yet 
> :-) fallen into 
> > a heap. And I'm confident enough in our DR procedures to 
> know that when 
> > it does crap itself (because Murphy's Law says it will), we 
> can pull 
> > something together in a matter of minutes.
> 
> You could have just said "yes".
> 
> By specifying Microsoft SQL Server you've thrown out most of the open 
> source solutions; they don't work with (crap) closed source database 
> systems.
> 
> DSL

You always manage to amuse me one way or another David.
:)

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