How do I upload a file to another folder that's outside of my project directory

Posted April 24, 2017 14.7k views
PHPFAQUbuntu 16.04Block StorageStorage

So basically I recently setup a Block Storage volume in which I can upload static files to host for users.

My web app assets are currently sitting residing in /var/www/<project_name>/assets/img/user-images/, but I’d like to now upload all new assets to where I setup my Block Storage which is /mnt/assets/images/<all_files_comes_here.jpg>.

I can’t seem to do this in PHP using the move_uploaded_files function.

Also, would I require any file permissions setup in order for me to upload files to my Block Storage folder?

Please advise.
Thank you.


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Hi @jeimanjeya

You need to either change the mount point, create a symlink or change root path in Nginx.
But since you need PHP to be able to play nice, it might be possible to use the last option, since you code is going to be a different place than the images.
To change the mount point, you need to modify fstab.
To symlink: ln -s /mnt/assets/images /var/www/<project_name>/assets/img/user-images

I have created symlink and also set all the permission still its not working for me. Kindly help me to do this.