Think about how your going to make backups.
1) Would you backup one database with all the mailing lists together ?
2) Would you keep the backups of each user separate ?
3) Could users ask you to restore mailing lists from the past ?
You could make one mysqldump for everybody from one database if
no one ever asks for restoration of past mailing lists.
You could create a database for each user.
Then, backup (mysqldump) each database for each user.
Should they request a restore, it's becomes an easy thing.
How you answer the three questions I posed should help you decide.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Pruim" <japruim@stripped>
To: "MySQL List" <mysql@stripped>
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 10:58:52 AM (GMT-0500) America/New_York
Subject: Database architecture and security
Just had a quick question about a database I'm working on.
I am planning on having the database open to customers of mine to
store their mailing addresses on-line, and be able to manage the
Is it safe, to have 1 database with lots of tables? Or am I safer
setting up separate databases for everyone?
I should mention, no one will be accessing the database directly,
it'll be through a web interface and php to display it.
Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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