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I have had a look at the database/persistence related forums in the Saloon, and I have only found two: the one about O-R mappings, and the one about JDBC. However, there is not good place to ask questions about object databases, for instance.
I think having a general "Persistence" forum would not hurt.
I think asking such a question in the General (advanced) would be totally ok.
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I suggested persistence because it is broader than databases, and more likely to "deserve" a forum. According to Wikipedia,
In programming, persistence refers specifically to the ability to retain data structures between program executions, such as, for example, an image editing program saving complex selections or a word processor saving undo history.
This is achieved in practice by storing the data in non-volatile storage such as a file system or a relational database or an object database.
I think it may be a big enough topic (may also include serialization). But since I am new around here, and you are the sherrifs, I guess you know better what needs a forum and what not.
It's such a broad subject that it's better handled in the specific fora for each individual technology dealing with it. Else you'd have a forum where 90% of the posts would just end up being moved somewhere else and the rest be posts like "what persistence technology is best" (without of course mentioning a specific scenario because that would almost always make the post more relevant in a more specific forum).