Monthly Archives: June 2006

Memcached used for Digg session storage

Interesting post on the memcached mailing list about how Digg are using Memcached for session storage. Memcached is intended as a caching layer, but after their session database crashed, they simply went with using Memcached for session storage period.

The new Geograph setup should wind up with around 10GB of memcached space across 5 nodes, and I was hoping to do something similar for session storage. It sounds like the Digg system barely broke a sweat doing this as their memcached nodes were already being hit much harder by their main application.

If it’s good enough for Digg, it’s good enough for Geograph!

Pastebin Reset…

I’m rarely “off the grid” but while away camping over the weekend the pastebin database seems to have suffered a pretty catastrophic failure. For the time being I’ve reset it while I investigate…

Thanks to the (many!) folks who alerted me!

Edit: OK, I’ve restored a backup from a few weeks ago, which means most recent posts are gone. Many apologies for the inconvenience caused, still looking for the root cause (all the pastebin tables were just *gone* :( ).