Where to store large files (in Database or in folder)

Last Reply on Apr 09, 2013 04:37 AM By Mudassar

Posted on Apr 08, 2013 11:40 PM


I am curious to know the following:

We are going to develop a website where we need to store large number of files. The file size may be uptp 50 MB. What approach should we follow:

1) We should store files in Database

2) We should have a directory and store all the files in that

3) We should hire a SAN Storage and use this seperate location to store the files.

Please suggest.



Posted on Apr 09, 2013 03:48 AM

The reference you gave is a different thing. My question is something else. I just need suggestion. Pleaes provide that.

Posted on Apr 09, 2013 04:37 AM

The file size is very large. Hence I suggest keeping path in database and the file on server's disk as that will reduce the amount of processing when you want to save file in database or fetch it back