[Zope] Recommended Storage

Matt Hamilton matth at netsight.co.uk
Tue May 18 15:25:45 EDT 2004

Santi Camps wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've recently seen a corruption error in a FileStorage Zope 
> installation.   I've been able to recover all my data with no problems, 
> but this causes some doubts to me.
> I'm working in a bigger application that will need databases of about 
> 5-10 Gb.    I prefer a slower and secure storage than a faster and more 
> unsecure one.   Reading this ZODB Storages comparisson 
> http://cvs.zope.org/ZODB3/Doc/storages.html?rev=1.5  it seems that 
> DirectoryStorage is what I need. 
> Any experiences about that ?  Have anybody had some problem using 
> DirectoryStorage over reiserfs ?  Can I put my customers data there and 
> sleep quiet :-) ?

We've used DirectoryStorage on UFS+softupdates for a year now, and have 
10+ GB on it.  Works great.  I think reisferfs is what Toby recommends 
for it, so you should be OK.  You can mitigate the slower speed somewhat 
by using ZEO and a persistent ZEO client cache.


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