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Storing images in the DB

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  1. Steve
    Steve avatar
    3037 posts
    03 Dec 2008
    20 Dec 2009
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    I just had a friend email me, apparently his host killed his SQL instance because he ran over his max DB limit...they're storing a lot of image in the Library

    Is there a way to extract those to the filesystem and have the same functionality?
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    12 Sep 2017
    20 Dec 2009
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    Hi Steve,

    There is a way to get the images from a library. You can use LibraryManager.GetLibrary and ILibrary object. Then you need to create an image using System.IO.MemoryStream and System.Drawing.Image using the data provided from LibraryManager. There is no built-in functionality for storing items in the file system. You can find the following post useful - physical upload of images and documents. Here the idea is that you are storing only the metadata of a content item in the database, since the actual file size is stored in the file system.

    I hope that this helps.

    Ivan Dimitrov
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