Configure storage providers for libraries

Select storage providers

You can configure storage providers for libraries on the Basic settings page in your Sitefinity CMS administrative backend. Perform the following:

  1. In the main menu, click Administration » Settings.
    The Basic Settings page opens.
  2. Click Storage providers.
    By default, two storage providers exist:
    • Database
      Items are stores in your projects database.
      This is the default provider.
    • File System
      Items are stored in your projects folder ~/App_Data/Storage/FileSystem.
      To make this the default storage, click Set as default.

      NOTE: To be able to seek through video or audio files, use the File System built-in storage provider.
      In addition, to enable streaming of videos in iOS, use the File System built-in storage provider for the Video library. For more information, Stream videos in iOS

Create a new storage provider

To create a new storage provider, follow these steps:

  1. In the main menu, click Administration » Settings.
    The Basic Settings page opens.
  2. Click Storage providers.
  3. Click Add storage provider.
    The Add a provider dialog box opens.
  4. Enter a name for the provider.
  5. From Provider type dropdown, select one of the following:
  6. To check if you have access to the database or the folder, click Test settings.
    A test status message appears.
  7. Click Done.
    The new storage provider appears in the list of providers.

Edit storage providers

  • To edit the properties of a storage provider, navigate to Administration » Settings » Basic Settings » Storage providers . Locate the provider you want to edit and click on it.
    You can change the database or the folder where the files are saved, but you cannot change the type of the provider.

    NOTE: Some external storage providers require you to go to the Advanced settings in your Sitefinity CMS administrative backend to edit their properties. For more information, see Configure Amazon S3 storage provider.

  • To delete a provider, in the list of all providers, click the Remove link of the provider.

    NOTE: You cannot delete the storage provider that is set as Default.

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