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Re: InstantDB: Reducing the size of TEXT and BLOB fields


> Rob Lebowitz wrote:
> Are there any tricks to making blob fields smaller in Instant DB???

Are you using this on a FAT filesystem?  If so, the clustering will
round up the size of every file to the next multiple of the filesystem's
cluster size (which can be as large as 32KB).  This overhead adds up if
you have thousands of records with TEXT or BLOB fields.  I recommend
using NTFS if you must use a Microsoft OS, since it doesn't use the same
clustering behavior on large drives.  Of course UNIX & Linux use 32-bit
filesystems and don't do clustering like FAT either.

-- 
Bill Karwin (bill@lutris.com)
Application Architect - Lutris Technologies Inc.
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