Normally, had their contents been deliberately encrypted we
understand you could have used the latest quantum computing
techniques to crack the code. But, since Dr. Shrum chose to use a
data format that had been lost in the winds of time, decipherment
in reply to Re: XML for databases?!?! Is it just me or is the rest of the world nutz?
in thread XML for databases?!?! Is it just me or is the rest of the world nutz?
Hmm... Let's see...
Looks like postgres (and, in my experience, most other
databases) stores its data internally as plain text unless
deliberately encrypted or compressed. Yeah, I'll give you
that strings isn't likely to tell you the
structure of the data, but getting at the content without
going through the database engine is trivial.
# cd /var/lib/postgres/data/pg_xlog
# strings 0000000000000011 | more
5699K11353 cn 29L02
Roof fans Mfg
Roof fan serial