50 million records under one domain using Bind

Vinay Y S vinay at vys.in
Thu Dec 18 16:23:51 UTC 2008

>> I believe he is talking on one server not spread out over several
>> servers. I think he is trying to see the limit on one server as to how
>> many records it could serve reliably.

Can the records of a single domain be spread across multiple machines
(sharding?) using bind?

> I believe that the limiting factor is not going to be the size of the
> database, but how fast the machine can process network requests.  Ie,
> how many queries per second;  If the machine can only handle 10k
> queries per second, then the MOST it will see is 10k qps even if 11k
> qps are coming in.

Is there any good tool to benchmark this metric? Upon searching on
Internet, I've found queryperf so far which I'll try.

Vinay Y S

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