Recovery System

A computer system, like any other device, is subject to failure from a variety of causes: disk crash, power outage, software error, a fire in the machine room, even sabotage. In any failure, information may be lost. therefor, the database system must take action in advance to ensure that the atomicity and durability properties of transactions, An integral part of a database system is a recovery scheme that can restore the database to the consistent state that existed before the failure. The recovery scheme must also provide high availability; that is, it must minimize the time for which the database is not usable after usable after a failure.

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