Subject: Re: RAW access to files
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Oleg Polyanski <Oleg.Polianski@clear.co.nz>
Date: 12/10/2001 14:53:12
Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com> writes:
> > > > of course requests and position in file will be padded to 4 or 8kB
> > >
> > > I don't think this is possible.
> > >
> > > Which reminds me:
> > > are block reads/writes from/to disk devices cached in the buffer cache?
> > if r* device is used - no so i can use raw device for that.
> > but this is not very easy to change partitioning every hour ;)
> > raw file access would be nice.
> Why do you need this at all?
To make a backup copy of your DB that is placed in such a file instead of
raw partition, for example.