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I'm in the process of migrating an application working with Oracle to MySQL. That application stores data in the form of blobs, which can be pretty big. The Oracle production database is 60 Gb large because of that.

That's obviously a really bad idea, but that's how the system is working. For the new MySQL version, I could rewrite this part, but, given the short delay for the project, I need to know if it's essential, i.e unavoidable.

My question is: can I expect the same level of reliability in blob management when using MySQL? Which new risks is the system exposed with MySQL?

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Do you have any specific concerns? Or any reason why you expect problems there? – dezso Aug 29 '13 at 12:35
Using blobs to store huge files seems to be risky in itself. Obviously, it works with Oracle, because it's used by our customer (a major airline company). So my concern is actually to know if I can expect the same reliability with MySQL. – Alexis Dufrenoy Aug 29 '13 at 13:27

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