BLOB Storing File System Provider

File System Storage Provider is used to store BLOBs in the local file system as standard files inside a folder.

Read the BLOB Storing document to understand how to use the BLOB storing system. This document only covers how to configure containers to use the file system.

Installation

Use the ABP CLI to add Volo.Abp.BlobStoring.FileSystem NuGet package to your project:

  • Install the ABP CLI if you haven't installed before.
  • Open a command line (terminal) in the directory of the .csproj file you want to add the Volo.Abp.BlobStoring.FileSystem package.
  • Run abp add-package Volo.Abp.BlobStoring.FileSystem command.

If you want to do it manually, install the Volo.Abp.BlobStoring.FileSystem NuGet package to your project and add [DependsOn(typeof(AbpBlobStoringFileSystemModule))] to the ABP module class inside your project.

Configuration

Configuration is done in the ConfigureServices method of your module class, as explained in the BLOB Storing document.

Example: Configure to use the File System storage provider by default

Configure<AbpBlobStoringOptions>(options =>
{
    options.Containers.ConfigureDefault(container =>
    {
        container.UseFileSystem(fileSystem =>
        {
            fileSystem.BasePath = "C:\\my-files";
        });
    });
});

UseFileSystem extension method is used to set the File System Provider for a container and configure the file system options.

See the BLOB Storing document to learn how to configure this provider for a specific container.

Options

  • BasePath (string): The base folder path to store BLOBs. It is required to set this option.
  • AppendContainerNameToBasePath (bool; default: true): Indicates whether to create a folder with the container name inside the base folder. If you store multiple containers in the same BaseFolder, leave this as true. Otherwise, you can set it to false if you don't like an unnecessarily deeper folder hierarchy.

File Path Calculation

File System Provider organizes BLOB files inside folders and implements some conventions. The full path of a BLOB file is determined by the following rules by default:

  • It starts with the BasePath configured as shown above.
  • Appends host folder if current tenant is null (or multi-tenancy is disabled for the container - see the BLOB Storing document to learn how to disable multi-tenancy for a container).
  • Appends tenants/<tenant-id> folder if current tenant is not null.
  • Appends the container's name if AppendContainerNameToBasePath is true. If container name contains /, this will result with nested folders.
  • Appends the BLOB name. If the BLOB name contains / it creates folders. If the BLOB name contains . it will have a file extension.

Extending the File System BLOB Provider

  • FileSystemBlobProvider is the main service that implements the File System storage. You can inherit from this class and override methods to customize it.

  • The IBlobFilePathCalculator service is used to calculate the file paths. Default implementation is the DefaultBlobFilePathCalculator. You can replace/override it if you want to customize the file path calculation.

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