Attachement_fu physical storage structure

Hi -

Can someone explain how/why attachment_fu stores its files the way it
does? I noticed that it creates a directory for each upload and am
curious how it determines this and/or the methodology.

Thanks!

On 23 Jul 2008, at 13:02, MW Administrator wrote:

Can someone explain how/why attachment_fu stores its files the way it
does? I noticed that it creates a directory for each upload and am
curious how it determines this and/or the methodology.

It creates a directory for each model you define with “has_attachment”
within the public folder (although you can change the storage path if
you want to). Then it creates partitioned folders by default based on
the id of your model record (this can disabled if you want to). For
record with id=1 in your Document model, it will create documents/
0000/0001/file.ext. The reason why it partitions the folders has to do
with filesystem limits iirc. Some storage systems have a limit to the
number of folders within a directory.

The best thing to do, is just browse through the source code (or rdoc)
of the plugin yourself, it’s well documented and tells you all you
need to know.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

Thank you - this makes sense and re-assures some speculations.

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