Subfolders in buckets "foldername_$folder$"

Nov 1, 2009 at 2:36 PM

websiteroot

bucket

folders work fine

subfolders do not   ..  what am I doing wrong ?

Nov 1, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Hi DnnHost,

Folders in the S3 system are actually not supported in any way by Amazon, though many clients do introduce subfolder-like features.  However, this is purely a client-creation and not supported in any way by the S3 service.  Clients often do so via reserved characters (e.g. “$”), but as far as I am aware there is no Amazon-acknowledged standard for this sort of thing.

As such, there is no support in this extension for features beyond those provided by the S3 service itself.  Thus, subfolders are not supported (because Amazon S3 doesn’t have any concept of a hierarchy inside a bucket).  One possible remedy would be to utilize the buckets themselves to partition your data.

Even with this being the reality, I’d love for the extension to support artificially-interpreted subfolders, but the reality of the situation is that this feature does not currently exist, and is not likely to exist until DotNetNuke 5.2 or 5.3 is released.  That said, the inclusion of this feature would not be extremely difficult to effectuate, and community contributions in this direction are always appreciated!

Brandon

Nov 1, 2009 at 2:55 PM

thank you for your quick reply, and your fantastic products. (am using your wide menu also)

I was not aware of this folder issue. 

I have been using the firefox extention S2fox and it so easy to create folders here, and not very obvious that these can not be read

and even urls in subfolders look like standard folders

http://media.landvernd.is/medium/testfolder/MikevanderMeulen.png

meaning

http://bucketname/domain.name/folder1/folder2/imgage.file

Best regards 

Vera