Large caches ...

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Sat Jul 2 00:30:39 PDT 2005

You know that memcached isn't a database, right?  It's a CACHE.  If a
machine dies, you get some cache misses, which you then have to repopulate
from your REAL DATABASE.

- Brad

On Sat, 2 Jul 2005, Hans-Juergen Schoenig wrote:

> We are planning to develop an application on top of a very large in
> memory database. Basically the size of the application will be around
> 100 - 400 gb (in memory). We will need a quite large server farm to
> achieve that. The problem now is: What happens if a server fucks up?
> What can we do to make this work 24x7? Rebuilding the cache from scratch
> is not an option as it is too large :(.
> How did other folks solve that?
>     Best regards,
>        Hans

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