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Author Topic: Amazon S3 as Album Storage  (Read 11680 times)

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peterq

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Amazon S3 as Album Storage
« on: September 11, 2007, 03:30:30 am »

As I am quickly running out of disk space, it occurs to me to request this: an option to use Amazon's S3 Web Storage API as the file repository. Granted this has costs for the users, but considering the reliability and expandability would be worth it at a point.

Just a thought.

Many thanks to all the excellent work by the developers and Coppermine community!

« Last Edit: September 11, 2007, 08:24:59 am by GauGau »
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Re: Amazon S3 as Album Storage
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 08:24:40 am »

Coppermine doesn't support remote storage for two reasons:
  • The webserver coppermine runs on doesn't have control over the remote server, which is needed for all features coppermine has
  • If we added remote storage support, there would be no way to control wether users legitimately use a remote storage space or if they hotlinked someone else's files who hasn't approved this. Subsequently, image theft and bandwidth theft would follow. We don't want this nasty reputation.

Storage space is cheap these days. Instead of considering remote storage, get more webspace on your existing coppermine account or find a better webhost.

Requests similar to yours have been posted before frequently. They have been turned down for the same reasons posted above. If you want a more detailed answer, please search the board. Marking this thread as "turned down".
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