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Using MySQL as a filesystem

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.94.11.23] on February 21, 2008 06:17 AM
As stated, this would actually be PERFECT for a DMS or a cluster where some daemons needed to access the same data; i.e. Web Farm, FTP farm. The nice thing is using MySQL's built-in replication features to distribute across the network or even a WAN.

Granted, the writes would be rather slow, however, I'm quite sure someone will find a way to optimize this so that the bottleneck goes away. Imagine the freakin' UPTIME on this as opposed to using something like DRBD to do filesystem replication and only one filesystem being accessible at one time!

DRBD was a pain to set up to begin with - the author here makes this look absolutely effortless!

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