Hello, I have a little question around saving data using SQLite, or in a text file serializing tables using vON.
Basically, I’m developing an Admin mod and I want to be able to save all the Players, Groups etc. Now, I have two ‘primary’ choice when saving this data; I could design a normalized database scheme and the use SQLite and store it Garry’s Mod’s default sv.db. Or, I could serialize the data using vON and save that into a textfile.
Now, there is an optional case: suppose that the server-owner then sets up another Garry’s Mod server and wants to use MySQL so they can sync their data between servers. This would then require me overriding the primary data storage method. This MySQL case can mostly be ignored when comparing SQLite and vON as it would just require me to prepare some SQL Statements - which would be significantly less time-consuming if I had gone about the SQLite path.
Which method do you guys suggest I do?