[Rt-devel] Storing of attachments.
jesse at bestpractical.com
Mon Oct 25 18:09:25 EDT 2004
> What I'm looking for is a way to store these on disc outside of the
> database itself.
> 1. Database doesn't grow as quickly.
> 2. Attachments on disc can be purged more simply.
That could be taken care of with a tool
> 1. Attachments aren't (easily) searchable.
* Backups are harder
* Redundancy is harder
* Every frontend RT server needs to talk to a common filesystem
* RT needs to read and write to the filesystem
> Some care needs to be taken as to how they are stored on disc, which a DB
> would do for you.
> Implementationwise, I can see adding various attachment 'types' (possibly
> by introducting pseudo-mime types) for an attachment on disc, an
> attachment which has been dropped/deleted. Possibly more. I can also
> see allowing for attachments to be deleted via the gui. This would be
> useful for the more unpleasant forms of spam which pass through our spam
> filters - really don't want that sort of thing clogging up our DB!
> Has anyone looked down this sort of line of development before? And if
> not, any comments before I do so myself?
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