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This paper provides a thorough introduction and discussion on transactions as used with Berkeley DB (DB). It begins by offering a general overview to transactions, the guarantees they provide, and the general application infrastructure required to obtain full transactional protection for the data. This paper also provides detailed examples on how to write a transactional application. Both single threaded and multi-threaded (as well as multi-process applications) are discussed. A detailed description of various backup and recovery strategies is included in this manual, as is a discussion on performance considerations for the transactional application. They should understand the concepts from the Getting Started with Berkeley DB guide before reading this paper.
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