|In a short while, I will start archiving old games. I'm not sure yet what criteria I should use (finished more than 3 months ago?) but it's time to clean up some of that 'old mess' and keep the database from growing too big.|
I am going to archive these games in XML format, and I will be able to reproduce them if needs be. But once a game has been archived, you won't be able to watch it move by move anymore.
Before I start archiving though, please let me know if you have any special thoughts on the subject. You might bring up some issues I haven't thought of and of course I want to keep the site itself running as smoothly as possible.
|I would prefer to see move by move of 1st league games + Championship of the year (perhaps month) a little bit longer because they are supposed to be played on a higher level and it is a little bit like watching old soccer reports of 1st league or cups on tv|
|IF I want to watch an old game I would like to be able to do it move by move. Why the decision to discard move-information? |
|Simple: because my webspace is limited. And because not a lot of people are interested in old games, it's easy to free up some space by archiving that info. Note: archive, not delete. This means the old games will be deleted from the server, but I will store them on a CD or DVD or whatever, so if needs be, I can restore them.|
|I was not talking about why archiving. I understand that. But you said that during reproduction you can't watch move-to-move information. Or did I misunderstood you in thinking you throw away move-information, i.e. not store it in your xml-sheet?|
Just curiosity: how must webspace does half a year of games need.
|I meant that you cannot see the move-by-move info after a game has been archived, only the final result of the game. I will be able to restore the entire game (except for the game comments, which are private to the players anyway), including all moves.|
At this point, the database is almost 45Mb. I have 100Mb so there's no need for alarm right now, but I want to have the archiving procedure working before it's really needed.
|Ok, my comment was based on a misunderstanding.|