Berkeley DB Reference Guide:
Access Methods


Flushing the database cache

The DB->sync function is the standard interface for flushing all modified records from the database cache to disk.

It is important to understand that flushing cached information to disk only minimizes the window of opportunity for corrupted data, it does not eliminate the possibility.

While unlikely, it is possible for database corruption to happen if a system or application crash occurs while writing data to the database. To ensure that database corruption never occurs, applications must either:


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