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Running a Database on a USB Flash Drive

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I am working on concept where I want to deliver web-based content and
functionality from a USB Flash drive for users who don't have access to
the Internet. The functionality includes personaliztion features and
preferences that will alter how the pages are served. It is a classic
three-tier model. Does anyone have experience running a database on a
USB flash drive and if so could you tell me:

1. Which database (Access, FoxPro, etc...) did you use or would you
recommend using?

2. What problems did you encounter?

3. Do you have any other ideas on technologies I could implement?

Thanks in advance.

Will

Nov 13 '05 #1
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<wi***********@gmail.com> wrote in message
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I am working on concept where I want to deliver web-based content and
functionality from a USB Flash drive for users who don't have access to
the Internet. The functionality includes personaliztion features and
preferences that will alter how the pages are served. It is a classic
three-tier model. Does anyone have experience running a database on a
USB flash drive and if so could you tell me:

1. Which database (Access, FoxPro, etc...) did you use or would you
recommend using?

2. What problems did you encounter?

3. Do you have any other ideas on technologies I could implement?

Thanks in advance.

Will


Try inserting the flash drive into your rectum and then sticking your tongue
in the USB port on the computer. Use a mirror to see if the drive light
blinks or have your partner watch.


Nov 13 '05 #2

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David W. Fenton wrote:
<wi***********@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@z14g2000cwz.googlegro ups.com...
I am working on concept where I want to deliver web-based content and
functionality from a USB Flash drive for users who don't have access to
the Internet. The functionality includes personaliztion features and
preferences that will alter how the pages are served. It is a classic
three-tier model. Does anyone have experience running a database on a
USB flash drive and if so could you tell me:

1. Which database (Access, FoxPro, etc...) did you use or would you
recommend using?

2. What problems did you encounter?

3. Do you have any other ideas on technologies I could implement?

Thanks in advance.

Will

Try inserting the flash drive into your rectum and then sticking your tongue
in the USB port on the computer. Use a mirror to see if the drive light
blinks or have your partner watch.

This is an obvious forgery reply.

Anyway, go to http://groups-beta.google.com/advanced_search and search for
flash drive
in group
*access*
There's enough hits to give you some info,

Nov 13 '05 #3

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On 25 Jul 2005 11:17:01 -0700, wi***********@gmail.com
<wi***********@gmail.com> wrote:
I am working on concept where I want to deliver web-based content and
functionality from a USB Flash drive for users who don't have access to
the Internet. The functionality includes personaliztion features and
preferences that will alter how the pages are served. It is a classic
three-tier model. Does anyone have experience running a database on a
USB flash drive and if so could you tell me:

A flash drive shouldn't be different from any other drive, other than the
lifetime limit on the number of writes per sector. If your application is
read-only or read-mostly, you can use whatever database you prefer.
--
Tonight you will pay the wages of sin; Don't forget to leave a tip.
Nov 13 '05 #4

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In <comp.os.linux.hardware> wi***********@gmail.com wrote:
I am working on concept where I want to deliver web-based content and
functionality from a USB Flash drive for users who don't have access to
the Internet. The functionality includes personaliztion features and
preferences that will alter how the pages are served. It is a classic
three-tier model. Does anyone have experience running a database on a
USB flash drive and if so could you tell me:

1. Which database (Access, FoxPro, etc...) did you use or would you
recommend using?

2. What problems did you encounter?

3. Do you have any other ideas on technologies I could implement?

Thanks in advance.


USB key shows up as SCSI harddisk (/dev/sda). Not much different,
except for limit on the number of writes. So, you should try to
minimize writes, eg. 'noatime', ramdisk for /var, ...

See my .sig for Linux running on USB key.

--
William Park <op**********@yahoo.ca>, Toronto, Canada
ThinFlash: Linux thin-client on USB key (flash) drive
http://home.eol.ca/~parkw/thinflash.html
BashDiff: Super Bash shell
http://freshmeat.net/projects/bashdiff/
Nov 13 '05 #5

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wi***********@gmail.com wrote:
I am working on concept where I want to deliver web-based content and
functionality from a USB Flash drive for users who don't have access to
the Internet. The functionality includes personaliztion features and
preferences that will alter how the pages are served. It is a classic
three-tier model. Does anyone have experience running a database on a
USB flash drive and if so could you tell me:

1. Which database (Access, FoxPro, etc...) did you use or would you
recommend using?


for embedded database, firebird is the best. see
http://firebird.sourceforge.net/

Firebird is the open-sourced interbase. Unlike the toy db m$-access, it
supports stored procedures and triggers, and also provides native
ADO.NET, ODBC and JDBC drivers, yet it uses very few RAM (less than
10MB).

Nov 13 '05 #6

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