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Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed Jul 13 18:51:29 UTC 2005

jay ball wrote:
> 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.

I think this isn't a massively good excuse for retaining a feature with 
significant downsides.

I remember all of these issues being raised when it was implemented...


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