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How to use a Volume to store just pictures in a docker deployed node app.

Hi, I have an a website built on a MERN stack, and deployed in a docker container onto a droplet.

We do a lot of picture uploads and would love to have them stored as a static public folder on a separate volume, where where the app is installed.

If my app is on /home/app can I move the volume inside of /home/app/public? Will the docker container running the app still be able to store the pictures on the volume?


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Hello,

Yes, I believe that this should work fine as long as you attach the two volumes accordingly to each directory.

Alternatively, if you need more storage, you could use a Block Storage to store your images there directly:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-attach-digitalocean-block-storage-to-docker-container

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby