Subject Re: [IBO] Blob fields and storing files w/pseudo directory structure
Author Daniel Rail

At March 26, 2006, 1:06 AM, Jason Wharton wrote:

> I don't recommend that you store files in blobs. I do it occasionally but
> its awkward and it bloats your database size and makes doing backups slow
> and cumbersome.

But, it depends on the application. If you need to be able to have a
remote connection or that your application is setup in an environment
where the users don't have access to the server other than through
Firebird. The way that we do it for document management and not bloat
up dramatically the database, we zip the files to store them.

Best regards,
Daniel Rail
Senior System Engineer
ACCRA Group Inc. (
ACCRA Med Software Inc. (