A few questions

"A.H. van kampen ", automat a.h.vankampen at AMC.UVA.NL
Thu Jan 15 11:19:10 EST 1998


I have a few (basic) questions about setting up a local SRS site.

1) What are the main advantages for having a local copy of
     databases like embl, swissprot, etc. It seems that the response
      for searching in a remote database is still acceptable.
2) What is the best strategy for maintaining a local set of databases?
     e.g., is everyone updating their databases with ftp each day.
3) Is everyone using identical configuration files (i.e. *.i and *.is)
     for the databases.

Since I'm new to the field, i'm trying to get some idea of maintaining
local databases is worth the effort.


Antoine van Kampen

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