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I have a Osticket app with over 50G database what's droplet architecture to choose

I have an osTicket installation with a big MYSQL database (50G), I tried to create a LAMP droplet with 8G RAM and 160G Disk I tried to import the MYSQL database, it took all the night and the disk got full and the import still not completed. Should i order a separate MYSQL database or use the installed MYSQL in my droplet


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Hi there,

Indeed it sounds like a good idea to use a separate Droplet for your database, the structure would look as follows:

That way you will decouple the database server from your web server.

Also what you could do for the import, rather than first uploading the 50GB file on the server and then importing it to MySQL, which means that you would need at least double the disk space, you could run the import remotely directly from your laptop:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-allow-remote-access-to-mysql

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby