A database that is created with a fixed size. As new entries are added to the tables they take the place of older entries. One can set up a Round Robin Database to hold as much or as little data as they feel they need, or as thier space limitations dictate. This can be very useful in tracking statistics, where data older than a month or a year is insignificant, and makes it so the Systems Administrator, or Database Administrator doesn't have to muck about removing old data.

A free Round Robin Database utility for Linux is availible at http://ee-staff.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/rrdtool/

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