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Attachments ?

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by EfendiBey, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. EfendiBey

    EfendiBey Member

    I dont know how is now. I think attachment dont stored in the DB. Every attachments have a folder itself. for avatars, for videos, for post attachments and images etc. and file extensions must itseld extension. for example if ı uload a rar file it stored in ftp .rar..
  2. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    hopefully this will be a selectable option as it is in vb, both methods of storing attachments have their advantages
  3. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Attachment file data is stored in the filesystem right now, not in the database.
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  4. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    There's GOT to be at least an option to have the attachments stored in the file system, having them in the DB becomes impossibly unwieldy very VERY quickly as the forum builds content. Kier and Mike are too old a hand at this to try to force it all into the DB all the time, I have total faith.

    I *would* like to see all attachments stored in the file system but the references to them stored in a flexible database that makes them organizable and reusable by members. Every time I see an image or useful xls, txt, rtf etc as an attachment in vB I cry inside for the lost opportunity that such buried content represents. And seeing someone upload the same file multiple times every time they want to show it in a thread... :: sigh ::
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  5. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    Heh. See?
    I've no worries on basic performance things like that. Good to clarify though!
  6. AlexT

    AlexT Well-Known Member

  7. EfendiBey

    EfendiBey Member

    ı uploaded a rar file in VB but VB is stored as *.attach. is xenforo same? or xenforo stored original file extensions..
  8. Chris M

    Chris M Active Member

    I agree with that Idea of a Flexible database, perhaps even the creation of a new BBCode or such to reference an attachment and specify an ID number or something in a thread to prevent duplication

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