I would like to ask you something about the file names. When I upload a file to my server and I try to find it in the filesystem it uses a different name and random folder name too… Is it possible to change it? I would like to maintain it.
If I upload an img named test.jpg in my library “folder1” I would like to find it in seafile_data/folder1/test.jpg
Is it possible?
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When you upload a file to Seafile, the file name is not changed - at least not in the frontend. An image xyz.jpg upload to a library repo1 is available under its name in this very repo. I encourage you to test this yourself.
It is a different story in the backend. Seafile does not store files in the backend as files. Seafile breaks a file up in blocks and saves files as blobs. As a consequence, you will never be able to find an image xyz.jpg saved as such in the seafile_data folder.
This cannot be changed unless you put an axe to the way Seafile stores and manages files.
Before you ask: Yes, this makes sense. Thanks to this approach, Seafile is great at versioning, deduplication, delta sync,…
Hmmm understood. My question was related with the backend thanks
There is any tuto about how to change it?
I know I’m really late to this conversation, but you might want to check out the FUSE extension. It allows you to mount your files (read-only) in a folder on your system. I do this because I have a Plex media server that reads from what I have stored in Seafile.