Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Would copy speed PG installs of reference data?

Posted by Don Baccus on
The "insert" format's portable so we don't need to massage the data twice when we update it.  For instance during the so-called "energy crisis" last summer there was talk in California of going to double-daylight savings time.  That would've required new files to be generated (and screwed up all timezone data in the world which uses Los Angeles as a surrogate for the Pacific Timezone!)

So we're trading off speed of loading for easier maintainability and of course an easier porting task if we adopt a third RDBMS in the future.