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kosi
06-14-2007, 03:49 PM
If I save things like flv files and jpg files in a database, will this save space on my server?

Twey
06-14-2007, 05:37 PM
No. It'll also increase access times.

kosi
06-14-2007, 09:33 PM
So there's no advantage to using a database rather than storing things as files on a server?

Twey
06-14-2007, 11:39 PM
They're still stored as files on the server if you enter them into your database. The usual approach is to save them onto your filesystem normally, then store a path in the database.