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reference vs actual file

Question asked by yodie on Jul 13, 2009
Latest reply on Jul 13, 2009 by TSGal


reference vs actual file


Which is the best to use in a case where each record will have a 1 MB PDF somehow attached to it?  Elsewhere on the forums someone wrote that storing the actual file slows down FM in general -- is this true?  Will a few gigabytes of container field do this?  Other than fear of broken links, is there any reason to store the actual file in a container field?  What are the benefits of each?  Did anyone else notice a lag when opening small files that are actually in the container field, or does that only happen with larger files?


As of now, FM is on one server, and all the files are on another server, in a single folder, named after a certain FM field.  I'm using FM 10.


- Yodie