Subject Storing files
Author Juan Pedro López Sáez
Hello everybody.

I want to store binary files related to some data in my firebird

I don't want them to increase my database size because they are not so
relevant as the rest of my data, so storing them as blobs is not a good
solution for me.

I also don't want to mix my database housekeeping with them, so I guess
I should store them outside my database.

I'm thinking about using external tables to do the job. I know there are
some limitations because blobs are not allowed but I could work arround
this problem storing the files as chars.

The question is: do you think it's a good idea? Any advice would be very

Thank you very much.

Juan Pedro López