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Use of was database

Karthik Prabu
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Joined: Dec 27, 2002
Posts: 48
I am newbie to Websphere.Can anyone of u please explain the use of the
was database?
Kyle Brown
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Joined: Aug 10, 2001
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In versions of WAS Advanced Edition prior to version 5.0 the WAS database was used to store configuration information about the application server (what applications were installed on it, what the JVM settings were, etc.). In version 5.0 (and even in version 4.0 single-server edition) this database was superceded by an XML file-based repository.

Kyle Brown, Author of Persistence in the Enterprise and Enterprise Java Programming with IBM Websphere, 2nd Edition
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