Memcached Clusters?

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at
Tue Oct 24 06:53:51 UTC 2006

On Oct 23, 2006, at 22:57, Glenn Richmond wrote:

> I don't need to retain the data - it's always short term data.

If you have to retain it for a minute or a month doesn't change that  
you "have to retain it" (if that's the case).

> I just need to ensure that it doesn't disappear when it is still  
> useful. I'm using the system for a session handler.

Then you are using it as a (relatively unreliable) database.

In your situation, the typical setup is to save the data in a  
"proper" database (too).

Another variation that sometimes works is to divide the data up in  
"really not important" (memcached only) and "important" (real  
database + memcached if needed).

  - ask

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