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Using MySQL as a filesystem

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 216.206.198.2] on February 18, 2008 08:40 PM
I can see usage of this as part of a document imaging and management system. Most such systems have a web interface for manipulating folders and objects, but putting documents into the system or reading documents stored in the system through a web interface is cumbersome. Use SSH to access the MySQLfs mount across the network or internet, add some extended metadata attributes, and throw in some access controls, and you'd have a document management system that looks and acts like a filesystem, can be locked down like a filesystem, and is more intuitive than a web app.

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