Subject Re: [firebird-support] OT - mysql a joke?
Author Norman Dunbar
Evening Lester,

On 08/07/13 08:19, lester@... wrote:

> I know people complain about Firebird's 'strange' centralised user database, and there are times when a user list per database may seem better, but most of the time the applications ARE better supported by user tables in the target database, and access to the database simply controlled by centralised rolls. Certainly I would not want to manage the hundreds of users on my systems as individual database users. I can then simply backup the target database as a cron job ...

Well, speaking as an Oracle DBA, I have to deal with databases where
each user has an individual account. Unlike Firebird, each user will
have a separate account on each database they are allowed access to.

However, as you note, some applications do the user admin stuff
"manually" within the application itself, so I only need to set up and
maintain the data owner account.Which makes my like easier - but has
serious drawbacks when attempting to audit stuff as everything takes
place as the data owner, and not as individuals - so you can't tell who
broke things, or attempted actions beyond their security level. Although
a lot of applications do their own auditing, that only works within the
application and not within the database. Did someone mention security? ;-)

> Is there a similar backup process available for MySQL?

If and when I backup a mySql database, I use PhpMyadmin to do it. I
don't know about doing a backup via cron.

Does this help?


Norman Dunbar
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