I would like to know, in brief, how NethServer uses databases to manage system configurations and if possible a couple of examples.
in NS terms, db is a text file in /var/lib/nethserver/db (IIRC), that holds all the info/values needed to create conf files (using templates/fragments and events)
you can have has many db you want need
db (usually) can contain simple values as
myvar = MyValue
or something more complex as
myuser=user firstname=Stefano surname=Zamboni
you can interact with dbs from CLI using (doh!) the db command
with no parameters it display a brief help with the syntax
with db command you can add, edit, delete, show (in many output options) values and keys
I think this is enough… you should refer to the development manual
You can start from here:
Feel free to ask more info!
I guess that @sitz intent is to “tell” to users how NS works behind the curtains…
I agree that a link at the relevant page of the documentation is necessary
Exactly Stefano, however great explanation.