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[EP-tech] Storage of PDF files
- Subject: [EP-tech] Storage of PDF files
- From: drn at ecs.soton.ac.uk (David R Newman)
- Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 08:48:50 +0100
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I think this may be due to EPrints determining the directory to use by
alphabetical order.? Up to disk9 this would work but as soon as you hit
disk10 you will have a problem.? I think if you create a disk9a this
should work and then subsequently you would need to create disk9b,
The purpose of using new directories under documents has been so if you
run out of space on a disk partition you can add a new disk partition
and then symlink this to disk1 (as opposed to disk0).? I don't think at
the time this feature was created we ever thought anyone would get to
more that ten disks (disk9 being the 10th if you start from disk0), as
you would make sure that the next disk partition you added would be big
enough to last many years, even if the number and size of documents
being added increased significantly. Nowadays, with LVM making it so
much easier to expand disk partitions, most people do not need to add
new disk directories they would just expand the disk partition for the
On 29/09/2022 6:54 am, Francis Jayakanth via Eprints-tech wrote:
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> Hi, Over the years, I have created several folders in the eprints'
> 'document ' folder to store the PDF files. With the creation of every
> new sub folder in the 'documents' folder, all recent file uploads
> would automatically be stored in the new folder.
> Recently, I created a new folder named 'disk10 with a symbolic link to
> a folder on a different file system. I noticed that the recent PDFs
> uploaded after creating the 'disk10' folder are not being saved in
> that folder. It is nothing to do with the permissions.
> Is there a way to control the storage location of PDF files?
> I'm using eprints-3.4.1.
> Thanking you,
> Sincerely, Francis
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