Bastien Koert

On 2012-12-13, at 9:10 AM, Jim Giner <> wrote:

> Thanks for the input gentlemen.  Two opposing viewpoints!
> I understand the concept of using files for the docs and a table to locate 
> them and id them.  But I am of the opinion that modern dbs are capable of 
> handling very large objects (of which these docs are NOT!) much easier than 
> years ago, so I am leaning that way still.  It will certainly make my search 
> process easier!
> More comments anyone?
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I got away from storing blobs in the db. I noticed significant slowness after 
the db grew to about 12gb in MySQL. Back ups also get affected as they take 
longer. This was older MySQL. But it also affected my mssql server the same 

Nowadays it's files into the file system and data into the db. One thing you 
could consider is reading the contents of the into a db field and just store 
the text to allow the full text search

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