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Message Posted: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 @ 16:35:37 GMT

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Subj:   Re: Databases - 1 large or 4 small?
From:   John Hall

There's no performance difference in loading or queries. From the point of view of organizing my databases, I prefer to keep things separate. I tend to put one large table per database, so that I can do my dump/restore at the database level, not at the table level. I'll put fact/summary tables in other databases so that they can be dealt with as one or more groups. I also think that it's easier to manage space and security at the database level rather than at the table/view level.

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