[icecast-dev] Icecast & DB storage
philkerr at elec.gla.ac.uk
Wed Apr 24 08:55:40 PDT 2002
The financial aspects aren't our concern, we are trying to design an
unburstable system that can scale in all directions (and pigs do fly,
So taking what Thomas said before, which are valid and good points, do
you think the idea of using a DB as the storage container is good?
Everything can be stored together.
Clustering can be done by the db.
We don't care about the hardware, the DB looks after it.
Oracle is touting intermedia with the JMF extensions into this
application space but Icecast would allow us to switch to OGG (and I
prefer to use OpenSource when I can).
Scott Manley wrote:
> Yay! I went to Glasgow uni many years ago!
> This sounds supisciously close to what I developed for
> myplay.com - for efficiency purposes we used oracle
> for data indexing and more traditional filesystem for
> data storage. Never mind the fact that it's
> financially uneconomical.
> > It's a crazy idea if you are storing a few gig's,
> > raid 5 would do, but
> > we could be storing TBytes of audio and video, then
> > using raid's or
> > san's becomes more of a problem. That's why we are
> > looking into using
> > the cluster management of Oracle, but pull the audio
> > data out and stream
> > using Icecast instead of using intermedia.
> > This solution abstracts us from the filesystem, and
> > their limits.
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Phil Kerr Centre for Music Technology
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