OK, I figured it out -- it is the binary log produced by
MySQL. I guess this is a good reason to keep uploads out of the database and
into the file system...
Now is there a way to convert a Mantis installation from storing uploads in the database to storing them on the file system?
From: Dennis Grinberg [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 11:03 AM
Subject: files when uploading to mantis
We permit file uploading and have DATABASE set as the
method of file uploads. I did check that the proper code is being executed.
The problem is that whenever we upload a file, a file in /var/lib/mysql is created or added to. These files have names of <servername>-bin.XXX where XXX is a sequentially increasing three digit number.
Any idea what these files are and if I can get rid of them? Could MySQL be storing BLOBs in external files?