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saving photo files in server

  Asked By: Annie    Date: Nov 21    Category: Java    Views: 731
  

I'm developing a photo gallery web application.
a major question has risen for me:
what is the best way to store the photos in server. should I use database or filing systems?
tnx in advance.

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4 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Daimon Jones     Answered On: Nov 21

My suggestion is LDAP.....................

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Aabirah Khan     Answered On: Nov 21

There is no "best" way. It depends on your requirements.

How many pictures will there be? Can they be easily organized into
folders / directories?

Does your database  support BLOBs? Do you already have connectivity to a
database?

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Utsav Shah     Answered On: Nov 21

I'm using spring, hibernate and mysql, so the database  supports blob.
the problem is I don't have enough experience in designing project architectures like this.
the result is supposed to look like something similar to yahoo photos page.
users login, create/edit photo  albums. share them with others.
I don't know if using database for such projects is a routine task.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Ziza Mizrachi     Answered On: Nov 21

Another important factor, although it is not
technical, is the size of the database. If you want to
(or it is likely to) deploy your application  on a host
with limited database  size, it is reasonabale not to
waist your database space.
As you may know, Orkut (unlike yahoo photo  album)
saves the pictures in the folders.

 
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