A storage system for Django that stores uploaded files in the database.
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django-database-files

django-database-files is a storage system for Django that stores uploaded files in the database.

WARNING: It is generally a bad idea to serve static files from Django, but there are some valid use cases. If your Django app is behind a caching reverse proxy and you need to scale your application servers, it may be simpler to store files in the database.

Requires:

  • Django 1.1

Installation

$ python setup.py install

Usage

In settings.py, add database_files to your INSTALLED_APPS and add this line:

DEFAULT_FILE_STORAGE = 'database_files.storage.DatabaseStorage'

Although upload_to is a required argument on FileField, it is not used for storing files in the database. Just set it to a dummy value:

upload = models.FileField(upload_to='not required')

All your FileField and ImageField files will now be stored in the database.

Test suite

$ ./run_tests.sh