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Updating a database in an unsafe environment

By Anthony I. Hinxman

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 27 No. 6, Pages 564-566

Normally, when an application makes use of a database, considerable resources are invested in maintaining the integrity of that database. However, in situations where use of a database may be desirable even though the normal level of resources is unavailable, a simple technique using a partitioned data file protects the database if immediate transaction recording is not essential.

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