[LRUG] Rails session stores?

Dan Singerman dansingerman at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 06:19:31 PDT 2012

I think if you have gigabytes of session data, you are _probably_ doing
something wrong somewhere.

Or you could buy more ram for your redis server(s)



On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Joel Chippindale <
joel.chippindale at econsultancy.com> wrote:

> LRUGers,
> In the lifetime of our rails application we've moved through various
> session stores.
> 1. We began with a cookie session store but then found ourselves storing
> more than 4KB in our sessions…
> 2. ...and so we switched to an ActiveRecord session store (i.e. MySQL
> backed) but found that it was too slow…
> 3. …and so we switched to a redis backed session store but have now found
> that we keep outgrowing the memory limits of our redis servers…
> 4. …and so we switched to ???
> Do you have gigabytes of session data? If so where do you store it?
> MongoDB? Tokyo Cabinet? Somewhere else?
> J.
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