Large attachments

jay ball jay at
Wed Jul 13 18:14:03 UTC 2005

I agree with Jason, leave it there for 2.22+.  In the past, many of my 
installations would have worked better if the files were stored outside 
of the DB.

Plus, many companies, like my very large one, have different 
inter-departmental billing codes for DB utilization vs file system 
space.  I have also seen ISPs charging different rates for buying extra 
DB space vs web server space.

As a matter of cost savings, it'd be nice to keep it.  With all the 
warnings and flashing lights still intact.

(permanent lurker)

Jason Pyeron wrote:

> As much as I am against this feature, some may still ?need? it. Just put 
> big red warnings around it, instead of removing it.
> -Jason Pyeron
> On Wed, 13 Jul 2005, Myk Melez wrote:
>> Of course, the feature is the only workable solution for attachments 
>> greater than 16MB in size on MySQL 3.23, which imposes that limit on 
>> the size of communication packets.  But MySQL 4.0.1+ accept packets up 
>> to 1GB in size, and 2.22 will require MySQL 4.0.2+, so perhaps this 
>> feature is no longer necessary and can be removed in 2.22.
>> Thoughts?
>> -myk

More information about the developers mailing list