[Glass] Saving "large" documents in GemStone

Joachim Tuchel via Glass glass at lists.gemtalksystems.com
Tue Feb 10 10:41:25 PST 2015

Hi Dale, Marten, James and Gerhard,

thanks a lot for your comments. I was somewhat expecting something like 
I guess if we go with GemStone, we'll do as you all agree is best: store 
external files externally and keep the spc for more important things.


Am 10.02.15 um 19:10 schrieb Gerhard Obermann via Glass:
> Hi,
> We store all such files (attachments) on the filesystem.
> After the upload (using Dropzone) we create for every fiile a file 
> object in GemStone which holds some
> informations like: file name, file size, file type, relative url ...
> Gerhard
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Joachim Tuchel via Glass 
> <glass at lists.gemtalksystems.com 
> <mailto:glass at lists.gemtalksystems.com>> wrote:
>     Hi there,
>     we're wondering if GLASS users store files like PDF, MP3 or the
>     like in GemStone. Or would you suggest putting such Blobs into
>     external storage. For a possible project, we are thinking about
>     whether it would be better to use a NoSQL DB for pdf files and
>     such and only store "real" Smalltalk objects in GemStone.
>     The option of having all in one storage, only needing one
>     backup/restore mechanism and such sounds interesting, but we are
>     interested to hear opinions on whether this would work well. We
>     are talking about many thousands of documents, sound snippets and
>     such over time.
>     Thanks
>     Joachim
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