[nSLUG] BLOB's and Large File Storage

Stephen Gregory nslug at kernelpanic.ca
Mon Jun 1 15:40:58 ADT 2015

My friendly neighbourhood DBA says "Don't use blobs for file storage."
Store a pointer to the file (accessible via nfs, web, samba, etc).

Also: don't reinvent the wheel. I believe there is a git extension to
manage and share binary files.


On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 1:51 PM, chris thompson <ct8ball at gmail.com> wrote:
> Happy Monday,
> Large File storage(Pictures). Is it of any benefit to store such files in a
> DB via BLOB? or alternately what in your opinion is the best way to store
> and share these on a local network? file-system play any part here? I'm very
> interested to hear the feedback from you folks as I'm trying to architect a
> mechanism for large file versioning if you will.... aka svn/cvs for large
> files, I know there are a few that exist, but I believe a ground-up approach
> needs to be taken to maximize the effectiveness of any solution.
> Try not to get duck feet out there.
> Chris
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