Because I’m running out of space, I’m trying to move my wp-content folder to a block storage volume. (from /var/www/html/ to /mnt/folder)
I tried creating a symlink from the wp-content to the new wp-content folder but that doesn’t seem to work. Then I tried using the following code in the wp-config file:
//define('WP_CONTENT_DIR', '../../../../mnt/folder/wp-content'); //define('WP_CONTENT_URL', 'https://site/wp-content'); //define('WP_PLUGIN_DIR', '../../../../folder/content/plugins'); //define('WP_PLUGIN_URL', 'https://site/wp-content/plugins'); //define( 'PLUGINDIR', '../../../../mnt/folder/content/plugins');
It seemed to work, for the most part. But when I enable any plugins I get an MSQL warning saying there are too many connections. I get locked out of the admin dashboard but I can fix it by renaming the plugins folder(to disable the plugins). I found some information here: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-can-i-connect-wordpress-media-library-to-one-or-multiple-block-storage-volumes
I’d really appreciate some help.
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@jtittle I’m not sure if you’ll agree with this - please alert @joostvanhoutte if not
@joostvanhoutte I don’t think DO has an option like that, since that’s what BS is there for.
First things first. Take a snapshot for your droplet, so you can revert if everything goes horribly wrong :)
uploadsso we don’t mess with current data:
Unmount the current mount:
Create the new empty uploads folder and set the correct permissions. I’m guessing you’re running as
Edit fstab and mount directly to
Remount the new mount point:
uploads-oldto the new BS mount:
rebootthe server to confirm that the fstab is mounting correctly on reboot before getting rid of the
uploads-old. When you’ve confirmed that you’re running on the new BS mount (upload a new file and see where it’s placed), you can safely remove the
May I recommend that you do not move the entire
wp-contentfolder, because it will slow down your site.
You should only be moving the
uploadsfolder, since it doesn’t contain files that require to be loaded in memory often (like the theme and plugins).
Something like this should be enough:
@hansen Hello, i’m stuck at step:
<^>Edit fstab and mount directly to /var/www/html/wp-content/uploads instead of /mnt/bs-name-mount:
how can i edit this, i don’t know what to do!