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I was reading the difference between block, file and object storage and I read somewhere that database require the underlying storage to be block storage. Is this true? Can I not install a database on a system that has file storage?

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    Where did you read this? – Colin 't Hart May 9 '14 at 13:47
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    Well, in the end regular file system is also using blocks to store the data - because that's the way how the harddisk is physically structured. – a_horse_with_no_name May 9 '14 at 13:49
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No, it's not true. Many DBMSes today (eg Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL) use file storage by default, although some (eg Oracle) can also use block storage.

  • Yeah, but what more does one say? – Colin 't Hart May 9 '14 at 14:09

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