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Deploying wordpress with a seperate volume for the Mediafolder

Hi everyone,

I am planning a project to go online in a few weeks/months. What the setup is going to look like: -Droplet with openlitespeed WordPress (25GB for installation folders) -Managed Mysql database -Managed Redis cluster -Volume for WordPress media folder which should be upgraded easily by just increasing the size of the volume.

I have found something that walks you through the process of mounting the Volume and using it as the Media folder. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/moving-wp-content-to-block-storage-volume

My Question:

  1. How can you test that the files are actually uploaded into that volume instead of a new folder that just got created? -I upgraded the volume on DO Panel, but the volume did not grow in size. This might be because I changed the volume name as mentioned in the article?

The situation I want is the WordPress files are stored on the droplet SSD volume. And the media folder should be on the separate volume. “with the same path /wp-content/uploads.”

  1. How would this scale? Let’s say you reached the maximum storage on that volume. can you convert this later into multiple Volumes? What would be wise to keep in mind for the future?

Any help is appreciated.

Greetings,

Dylan


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Accepted Answer

Hi there @Dylan192345,

Indeed this sounds like a solid setup.

To check if the folder is mounted correctly, you can use the df command:

df -h

This will show you your available disks and the mount path.

To check if for a specific folder just run:

df -h /path/to/your/folder/wp-content

If you ever outgrow the available disk space, what you could do is, as WordPress stores the upload files at /wp-content/uploads/YEAR, you could mount each specific year folder to a separate volume for example.

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby

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