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Re: [Bug-gne]API

From: Tom Chance
Subject: Re: [Bug-gne]API
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 10:13:13 +0100

>I've clearly not been keeping up here.  Are images going to be inside the
>database. If so why? Do you know the performance hit that this gives?  Large
>blocks of text are the same.  MySQL can handle both, but that doesn't mean
>that it *should*.
>Surely keep the database for simple stuff (author details, article titles,
>synopses, dates, versions etc) and the bulk data elsewhere.
>Like I said, if this has already been set in stone, sorry for not paying
>attention, and could someone post/point me at the argument please?

What's been decided for the moment (but is by no means set in stone) is
that images will all be stored in folder, not in the database, and all the other
textual information (title, synopsis, body etc.) will be stored in the 

Oh and by the side, could you clarify your idea of slaves+master db servers?
Did you mean that you would have one master server which people would
add articles to, and then a couple of slaves which it would be 
to, and then when people make select() queries they select from the slaves? Or
did you mean that there would be a backup machine which would every 12 hours
tarball it's contents for other machines to take the info from?

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