Best way to extend mysql database between two or more servers

Posted March 28, 2016 7.4k views
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I want a setup where I have a mysql server that is spread across more then one server, so then if I fill up one server it starts adding the rest of the database onto the next server and so on. What’s the best way to do this digital ocean and should I be hosting data such as lots of images and content on digital ocean?

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Hey there,

There are a few ways to think about this issue. You may be able to spread the database across multiple storage options in the near future, not necessarily separate servers. I wouldn’t recommend including the images into the database if you already plan on having a large database.

If you want to copy the database to multiple servers for redundancy, I would recommend reviewing this tutorial about database replication.

Happy coding,

Jon Schwenn
Platform Support Specialist