Alternate way to store attachments?
dwilliss at microimages.com
Wed May 16 14:16:19 UTC 2007
Would it be possible to implement an alternate method of storing
Rather than storing them in blobs in the database, we'd like to store
them on a normal filesystem.
We do this currently anyway but in a way that Bugzilla doesn't know
anything about the files. We have an "errdata" directory on our main
fileserver with subdirectories which are bug numbers. Support puts data
into those directories. These aren't tiny patches or anything like that
either. Sometimes they're hundreds of megabytes.
What I'd like is a way to upload the attachments to this directory
through bugzilla and also have bugzilla keep a record of who uploaded
what and the description.
As another useful utility, we have a script (a DOS batch file, actually)
called geterrdata which takes a bug number and copies the contents of
the errdata directory for that bug to a local errdata folder. This
makes it easier for the developer to get at the data and reproduce and
fix the error.
Yet another script runs via cron nightly and deletes the errdata folder
for any bug which has been closed for more than 2 weeks.
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