Split /files into subfolders

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R3gi
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Split /files into subfolders

Post by R3gi » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:32 pm

Hello,
I'm facing a problem with my phpBB 3.2.x board. My hosting provider notified me that the /files folder, which is used by phpBB software to store all board attachments, contains too many files (currently more than 13 000) and that it affects or may affect performance of the server disk array.
Logical solution is to split files into subfolders to distribute the load.

I've noticed that this functionality was already somehow implemented for future phpBB 4, but I can't find anything for the current phpBB 3.2.x…waiting a few years for phpBB 4 is not a solution in my case – I think my hosting provider won't be so patient.

Related topic and pull requests:
https://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopi ... 81&t=52226
https://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-15289
https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb/pull/4895
https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb/pull/4968

Please, is there a way to solve this problem for phpBB 3.2.x? Is there someone who was struggling with the same problem and was able to solve it?

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Re: Split /files into subfolders

Post by janus_zonstraal » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:42 pm

Take a better host.
Sorry! My English is bat ;) !!!

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Re: Split /files into subfolders

Post by R3gi » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:51 pm

Maybe I'll take a better forum software… ;)

One guy on Czech support forum suggested using acp module custom fields for this purpose…has anyone tried it? Please, any other solutions (except moving to other host)?

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Re: Split /files into subfolders

Post by david63 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:06 pm

R3gi wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:51 pm
using acp module custom fields for this purpose
No idea what that means. Never heard of it.
David
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