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Im creating a site for a record company that enables users to upload their demos to the site. and when googling around the issue i find that most ppl frown against storing the files in the database.

My question is what alternatives do i have to storing the actual file in the database considering the fact that i must be able to retrieve the file from where ever its stored so the clerk may be able to view or listen to it when ever.

Kind Regards.

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Set up a storage location to hold all the files in a server, could even be the same system that holds the database. Then you just need to store the location of each file in the database for quick access.
mlingo209 11-Mar-13 6:06am
Okay this might sound stupid but do you have any links to tutorials that might show me how to do that ? because I'm honestly clueless.
Richard MacCutchan 11-Mar-13 6:22am
Clueless about what? Do you know how to store a file in a directory? Do you know how to put the pathname of that directory into a database record? If the answer is "no" to both of those questions then you need to do some serious studying.
mlingo209 11-Mar-13 7:37am
No to the first question what and how do I store in a directory? I'm sure about storing pathname that I can do.
Richard MacCutchan 11-Mar-13 8:09am
Storing a file in a directory, is just a matter of writing it to disk. Storing its path name is just saving the full text string. What is your difficulty?
mlingo209 11-Mar-13 8:15am
which disk does it get saved to when deployed and available on the net?
Richard MacCutchan 11-Mar-13 8:48am
How can I answer that? It's your project so you need to decide where it gets stored. This is all part of your setup and configuration.

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