Issue 21175 - Q-PCD Database-16: backup/restore database files
Summary: Q-PCD Database-16: backup/restore database files
Alias: None
Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC5
Hardware: Other Other OS
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-10-14 15:44 UTC by Frank Schönheit
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:45 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description Frank Schönheit 2003-10-14 15:44:14 UTC
Customer feedback


Product Requirement 
Import/Export of data sources to easily configure database installation.

Customer Need/Problem
Currently there is no way to transfer data source definitions from one
system/installation to another. This was available in SO 5.2 and in 6.0 you have
to re-define the data source in every installation.


Eng Effort

Eng Owner
Frank Schoenheit

Product Concept
The item in it's original form is obsolete: With Q, we will
re-introduce file-based databases, where a database file contains evrything
except the actual data.
So, there will be a way to transfer data source definitions to other machines,
by simply copying the respective file. However, there's a new problem
immediaely, which is also transfering the data, which is not contained in the
database file.
We will thus offer a simple backup-and-restore feature for some database types
(most notably for the simple types such as dBase and Text), where the complete
data, together with the original database file, is put together. This can be
done in an export process in one installation, and the resulting file can be
imported in another installation.
We will not offer, at least not in the 2.0 timeframe, real replication or
synchronization functionality, nor will we support cross-database
backup/restore. This means that you cannot export from, say, MySQL, and import
in PostgreSQL. This would be way too complex to be solved in the given time frame.

Functional Specification
Comment 1 Frank Schönheit 2003-10-14 15:45:12 UTC
Comment 2 lutz.hoeger 2003-10-23 07:45:25 UTC
added keyword Q-PCD
Comment 3 hans_werner67 2004-02-02 12:38:18 UTC
change subcomponent to 'none'
Comment 4 Frank Schönheit 2004-02-05 11:21:46 UTC
adjusting summary to better reflect what's left from the original idea
Comment 5 Frank Schönheit 2004-04-20 15:22:23 UTC
targeting to Later in agreement with DL - after the conceptual change to have an
own file format, there's not much left which is worth implementing, weighting
the effort against other important projects.
Comment 6 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:45:02 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "".