but I'm curious if our filesystem will deal with this number of files an still stay maintainable.
I guess the obvious question is: which file system? And can't you use a different one?
You should also seriously investigate the various NoSQL DBs around. I guess you were hoping for more feedback on those with your question. but none were forthcoming.
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