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Backup Pictures

Discussion in 'Media Gallery Support' started by hollosch, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. hollosch

    hollosch Active Member

    I want to backup my pictures. Where are the original pictures stored in the filesystem ?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    In the /data and /internal_data directories.
     
  3. hollosch

    hollosch Active Member

    But there are only thumbnails... :-(
     
  4. hollosch

    hollosch Active Member

    or *.data-files
     
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Correct.

    Thumbnails are stored in the /data directory.
    The full sized images are stored in the /internal_data directory.
     
  6. hollosch

    hollosch Active Member

    all files are stored with *.data ending
    ok, this will be tricky to restore, if necessary
     
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why would it be tricky to restore?

    If you have to restore your site for any reason, you simply upload the backed up files to the server and import the database.

    You can view the *.data files if you wish - they can be opened with any image processing program.
     
  8. hollosch

    hollosch Active Member

    But they are not organized in categories/albums like on the XF
     
  9. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    It doesn't matter. That information is stored in the database.

    For reference, I believe this explanation from Brogan explains why attachments are stored as .data.

     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can't do a partial restore of a site anyway so it doesn't matter.

    When restoring a site, you have to ensure the files and database are in synch and that means there is no requirement (nor is it possible) to selectively restore files.
     
  11. hollosch

    hollosch Active Member

    OK, thanks!
     

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