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Re: [Gnumed-devel] address@hidden: Announcing the Portal]

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] address@hidden: Announcing the Portal]
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 10:49:50 +0200
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> BTW ,  just as idle conjecture, what would the performance of a record 
> system that is directories "a  b c d ..." and patient
> surname, firstnames, date of birth  as file names, and records as text 
> files , perform like, say with 10,000 patients?
> i.e. using unix commands find to find the patient record; text editor to 
> change it; scripts to run diff on ~ and original name files, and
> archiving the diff; grep to read diffs and apply commands such as 
> "script"; cron to create document subdirectories and ln -s to link
> to imported documents in  a import document directory.
A person I talked to here in Germany uses that scheme for
document archival and claims performance is great.

However, this has no ACID properties that I can see. Neither
referential integrity.

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