memcached "backends" (was Re: Simple questions from memcachednewbie)

Randy Wigginton krw at
Thu Oct 12 21:11:46 UTC 2006

The problem with BDB, and the reason MySQL works out to be so much  
faster, is if there is a "catastrophic event", the data is still  
stored.  With BDB I had to specify to "synchronize" with the file  

On Oct 12, 2006, at 5:04 PM, Jehiah Czebotar wrote:

> On 10/12/06, Jeetendra Mirchandani <jeetum at> wrote:
>> In such a scene, losing a memcached instance means losing data, a lot
>> of it! Hence I would want to back up the data to mysql or bdb or a
>> similar persistent store.
> Then you should check out Tugela Cache as Garth already mentioned in
> this thread. It is a drop in replacement for the memcached server side
> and stores things in a BDB file, so you don't loose data across
> restarts.
> ie: you still use the same memcache client libraries; aka "drop in"
> replacment for the server
> -- 
> Jehiah at

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