How to mount block storage volume to the Upload directory of my WordPress Website?

I have purchased a block storage volume, now I want to mount it on the WordPress “Upload” directory of my Website.

I have already tried many methods to mount it, but nothing works for me.

Hope, you will able to answer my question.

Thanks in advance!

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April 29, 2020
Accepted Answer

Hello, @hindimagictricks

You can follow this tutorial on how to mount volumes:

It is suggested to keep the uploads folder within your document root. So either mount the block storage somehere in: /var/www/ or create a symlink for /mnt/storage/uploads to /var/www/ for example.

I would recommend first copying your current uploads folder to your new location:

cp -r /var/www/* /mnt/storage/uploads

Then you can update the UPLOAD path in your wp-config file to /var/www/ You can also make the change from your database directly or within the WordPress admin panel as well.

Hope this helps!

Regards, Alex

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