Ted Pavlic wrote:
> I was wondering, with MySQL, would it be feasible to store a database on a
> raw device?
> For example, the index and form could be normal files on the main
> filesystem. The actual database could be symlinked to a device, or even
> could be created with the major and minor numbers of the device in question.
> (/dev/sda1, for example) Could then data be read/written from/to that
> This would get around the 2 GB file size limit on most 32-bit file systems.
> Any input? I haven't given this a shot just yet... But I may be going about
> this the wrong way. Is it possible to store a database on a raw device? How
> do you do it?
> All the best --
This isn't working with mysql, because its operation relies on the filesystem.
To go bejond the 2/4 GByte file size limit use another OS.