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?


Thank you,