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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide by Steve Robinson

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SiBus message reliability

In production environments it is important to keep WAS messaging running and to ensure minimum disruption to message services. Previously, we configured the SiBus to use a file store for its local message persistence mechanism. What we mean by persistence is the ability to store messages in a non-volatile way; for example, the messages will remain on queues and topics even if the WAS is restarted. However, in reality, you must decide whether to use a file store or a data store for your messaging engine, by considering the advantages of each type:

File store advantages

Data store advantages

  • With the file store you can achieve even better performance without having to use a separate database server.
  • The file store can ...

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