One rails, multiple DBs

Hi.

I’m in a situation where I have to provide a hosted Rails App
solution. I’m running Apache with passenger in the backend.

What is the proper way to change the DB depending on the subdomain?
Should I use data_fabric?


R.

Marcelo B. wrote:

Hi.

I’m in a situation where I have to provide a hosted Rails App
solution. I’m running Apache with passenger in the backend.

What is the proper way to change the DB depending on the subdomain?
Should I use data_fabric?

Generally, you don’t need a separate DB for each subdomain. One big DB
is usually better.


R.

Best,
–Â
Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

Hi,

Generally, you don’t need a separate DB for each subdomain. One big DB
is usually better.

It’s a high volume app, that’s written as a standalone service.
Extending it as a hosted solution and keeping updates nice is a big
part of what the project is about.


Cheers,
M.

Marcelo B. wrote:

Hi,

Generally, you don’t need a separate DB for each subdomain. �One big DB
is usually better.

It’s a high volume app, that’s written as a standalone service.
Extending it as a hosted solution and keeping updates nice is a big
part of what the project is about.

And all of that would be easier with one big DB, at least as far as
you’ve described.


Cheers,
M.

Best,
–Â
Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

Hi.

It’s a high volume app, that’s written as a standalone service.
Extending it as a hosted solution and keeping updates nice is a big
part of what the project is about.

And all of that would be easier with one big DB, at least as far as
you’ve described.

You are right, it would definitely be easier if this App was written
with a hosted version in mind. Unfortunately it isn’t.

Still, the volume of traffic and DB size of the app means that if
someone grows bigger we want to be able to quickly move it to
something dedicated.


Cheers,
R.

DataMapper out of the box will let you use multiple databases,
although these need to be known at app boot time.

For ActiveRecord, this article might lead you somewhere:
http://tomayko.com/writings/rails-multiple-connections

Nathan

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