[development] Files table includes file_directory_path

larry at garfieldtech.com larry at garfieldtech.com
Mon Jul 20 17:48:18 UTC 2009

Earnie Boyd wrote:
> Quoting Clemens Tolboom <clemens at build2be.nl>:
>> On Thu, 2009-07-16 at 10:18 -0500, larry at garfieldtech.com wrote:
>>> sites.php was actually added specifically for this sort of issue,
>>> because the sites/ directory structure was too brittle.
>>> Of course, for the files directories in particular I have long since
>>> dropped using sites/<sitename>/files in favor of files/<sitekey>, which
>>> sidesteps the issue entirely.  That doesn't need to change no matter
>>> what server the site moves to.
>> What is your sitekey structure in case of a multi-site environement and
>> what when doing a staging scenario ie move production to a demo of
>> regression environment?
>> (With D5 multisite I moved from the files/<sitename> to
>> sites/<sitename>/files to get rid of painfull all at once D5 updates.)
> Thank you for this rebuttal of Larry's suggestion.  Larry, with your 
> layout of files/<sitekey> how do you upgrade one site at a time?

How do you upgrade one site at a time on any other multi-site?  Yep, 
same way.

As I said, Drupal doesn't care where the files directory is, as long as 
it doesn't change part way through the site's life time.

--Larry Garfield

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