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CouchDB was made for next generation filesystems such as ZFS and BTRFS. First off, unlike PostgreSQL or MySQL, CouchDB can be snapshot while in production without any flushing or locking trickery since it uses an append only B-Tree storage approach. That alone makes it a compelling database choice on ZFS/BTRFS. Second, CouchDB works hand-in-hand with […]

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I recently had a WD Raptor drive die in a server that hosted our PostgreSQL database. I had a ZFS snapshot strategy setup that sent over ZFS snapshots of the live database to a ZFS mirror for backup purposes. Looked good in theory right? Except, I forgot to do one critical thing, test my backups. […]

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SYEnc is a Scala decoder for the yEnc format that is based on Alex Russ’s Java yEnc Decoder. SYEnc was designed to be used as a library by applications needing to use yEnc to decode data. It should be thread-safe, so don’t worry about using it in a threaded context. Uploaded to github: http://github.com/victori/syenc Example: […]

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