Added Database plugins -- feedback?

Richard Edward Horner rich at
Sun Aug 26 23:57:33 UTC 2007


I think all your additions are great and I really wish I had more time
to code, audit and test. Please make a release.

Thanks, Rich(ard)

On 8/26/07, robb <robb at> wrote:
> During some profiling to find out why backups were slower than I thought
> they should be. I found SQLite responsible for a lot of overhead. Since
> the Brackup tables are all simple key=value pairs I tried DBM file
> support. For GDBM the results were 1:45 vs 1:17 (favoring GDBM) which is
> about 24% improvement! The tests were done using gpg and SFTP (far
> distant server) and I expected that bewteen gpg and network latency the
> difference in local data storage would be nominal. I was wrong, it still
> was quite measurable.
> So now, Brackup  supports Database plugins. The default is of course
> SQLite. I have added support for AnyDBM as well (preferred DBM order:
> GDBM_File NDBM_File SDBM_File). Other database engines should be easy
> enough to add.
>   #type = AnyDBM
>   #type = SQLite
> The interface allows for an initialization method so MySQL, Postgresql,
> etc. should all be pretty easy to add as additional plugins.
> ** WARNING: I tried adding DBM::Deep but that is incompatible with
> Net::SSH at some VERY low level. I ran out of time diagnosing it.
> I am accumulating changes over the next few days but if anyone is
> interested I will push a stable (as "stable" as it gets right now) to my
> web server sooner.
> I am rather concerned that some of the changes I have made might not be
> desired by the Brackup community. Any feedback would be appreciated.
> Robb

Richard Edward Horner
Engineer / Composer / Electric Guitar Virtuoso
rich at - updated June 28th

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