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Name Portable Database
Version 2
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/1065
Classification Database
Description PDBLib is a small library of file management routines for storing and retrieving binary data in a portable format, created by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Byte order  
Related file formats Has lower priority than Silo (PDB Variant)
Is previous version of Portable Database (3)
Is subsequent version of Portable Database (1)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 14 Jul 2017
Source description  
Last updated 14 Jul 2017
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