Create Attachments on the local filesystem

Christian Robottom Reis kiko at
Tue Oct 21 13:16:20 UTC 2003

On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 10:55:08AM +0100, Gervase Markham wrote:
> >We and our clients would like to see much larger attachments supported.
> Can you support this using an external webserver/filestore, and the URL 
> field?
> >To deal with the possiblity of huge files (100MB+) there will need to be 
> >some archiving facilities.
> Why do you need 100MB attachments in a bug tracking system?

Well, to illustrate *my* use case, our clients send us database dumps
(that vary from 20-80MB in size), and sometimes multiple dumps per bug.

I haven't done performance testing so far, however, and the database
runs fast enough, so I can't say I'm all for this. The main advantage
(apart from a potential speed boost) would be to allow simplified access
to the attachments themselves (the filesystem is "more visible"), but
you could argue that could be mitigated with an attachment navigator

Take care,
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