Keep folders and content on auto-deploy in App platform

Posted February 16, 2021 522 views

I have a problem with a website installed on the app platform where I have multiple folders that has user generated content inside. The problem comes when I trigger an auto-deploy through git and the deployment wipes the whole app folder before installing the sources from git. Sadly, it’s not an option for me to make these content live outside my application like Spaces. Is there any option to keep these files through multiple deployments?

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👋🏼 @adamtroll,

Live apps’ local storage is ephemeral and will be wiped on deploys/when the instance is restarted like you noticed. Unfortunately there is no way around this. Anything that needs to be persisted must be stored either externally or bundled in the build phase, which is obviously not applicable for this use case.