January 27, 2004

Large blobs

I ran into an annoying issue with one of my web hosts... max_allowed_packet on MySQL was set to 1 MB and they were insistent on it. Naturally, I tried to find a way around it. It turns out that it has been done before - see Handling huge BLOB fields with DBI and MySQL. Essentially the idea is to split up the BLOB into smaller chunks and upload each separately. It isn't actually that bad.

Posted by torque at January 27, 2004 10:23 AM | TrackBack