Installation and configuration of the Magento Mage_Cache_Backend_File in versions prior EE1.13 / CE 1.8

The Latest Magento releases (community edition 1.8 apha and enterprise 1.13) come with a new cache backend, Mage_Cache_Backend_File.

This backend reduces inode usage when saving the cached content.

You are on a prior version but want to use it? No problem, but there are few things to fix before

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The Magento Mage_Cache_Backend_File backend gives some holidays for your inodes

Magento allows to customize the way your website manages its cache. This is done by choosing the appropriate cache backend. I’ve provided an example of this update for the full page cache here

By default, your cache will save cached content into files, due to a cache backend existing in both Magento community and enterprise editions, based upon the Zend_Cache_Backend_File, that saves cached content into files

Magento EE 1.13 comes with a new cache storage: Mage_Cache_Backend_File. This backend is an extension of the native cache backend Zend_Cache_File with some improvements regarding performances: Let’s see what is good inside and if we can use it yet

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