Hi. I'm running a newspaper website on MT5, and we currently have about 22,000 entries on our main blog, dating back to 2007. We're about to import the rest of the archives we have available, but that's around 80,000 more stories. I realize that's a ton, but it would be really helpful to have them in MT so that we can use MT Search and so that they can be published with the new site interface.
Is importing this many entries going to ridiculously slow down MT? The first 22,000 slowed us down a bit, but not too bad. I'm thinking I will probably import them into a separate "archives" blog, so that they won't ever need to be republished with the rest of the articles on the site. Will that be enough to keep performance reasonable, or is MT going to choke on having 100,000+ entries (even if spread about different blogs).
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