Discussion in 'Media Gallery Support' started by hollosch, Jan 9, 2015.
I want to backup my pictures. Where are the original pictures stored in the filesystem ?
In the /data and /internal_data directories.
But there are only thumbnails... :-(
Thumbnails are stored in the /data directory.
The full sized images are stored in the /internal_data directory.
all files are stored with *.data ending
ok, this will be tricky to restore, if necessary
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.
But they are not organized in categories/albums like on the XF
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.
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.
Separate names with a comma.