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From:Baron Schwartz Date:December 29 2007 11:20pm
Subject:Re: Database Cleaner
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Hi,

On Dec 29, 2007 5:28 PM, Kugel,Miriam <mk.miriam@stripped> wrote:
> I am thinking to write a database cleanup tool.
> According to my research they are many application specific database
> cleaners but not a general one.
>
> I found a patent:
> US Patent Number *07188116*  - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELETING DATA IN A
> DATABASE
>
> As far as I got it I cannot write my tool because I am infringing this
> patent.
>
> Just unbelievable!!!!
>
> Any idea would be welcome.
>
> Miriam
> mk.miriam@stripped

Oh, that is precious!  And it's IBM, of course...

Why don't you check out mk-archiver (http://maatkit.sourceforge.net/)
and see if it does what you need.

Baron
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Database CleanerMiriam Kugel29 Dec
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