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initial database setup for fairly large network? (4 posts)

  1. anointed
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    I currently run wordpress, not mu.
    I have found a few people who say they are capable of upgrading me to mu so that I can offer blogs to my 22k members in my forums.

    I have read many places about splitting the database up.

    Believing that the majority of my users will want a blog, and will be active. And adding to that future growth, I expect to have a huge amount of blogs on my mu network.

    So here is my basic question:

    Should I hire someone to split my database up into many small ones now, or should I wait until the database grows to big?

    (for practical reasons 'bridge software' I have my vbulletin db tables in my wp database, so it's already almost a gig in size... makes doing much with it, like backup a pain)

    I do have my own dedicated servers available, and I have no problem adding more if dedicated mysql servers are required for say 50k blogs. Servers currently have raid5 setup and have direct 100mbps connection, so storage space (5 1tb drives) and outbound speed is ok for now.

  2. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Yep, I'd do it now.

  3. anointed
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Andrea:
    You seem to know everyone here :)

    Who would you suggest for a project like this?
    Someone who has been there, done that, who is reasonable?

    thank you for your time

  4. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 13 years ago #

    I keep a list! :D
    http://wpmututorials.com/freelancers/

    Skip the first two. ;)

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