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Is content saved in areas other than the database?

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  1. Javier Barrera
    Javier Barrera avatar
    1 posts
    10 Mar 2010
    27 Oct 2010
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    I have taken over a Sitefinity 3.7 site from another developer. Understandingly they are cooperating, but barely.

    The other company has supposedly passed off all of the files and the connection information to the live database. The previous developers are currently hosting the live website, so they are not giving me direct access.

    I have setup a staging site and uploaded the files they gave me, and configured it to point to the live database. When I view the websites side by side, I noticed that some pages on the live site have revisions that are not present on the staging site.

    My questions are, does Sitefinity save content (other than the templates) in areas other than the database? Is some content saved at the file system level? Is it simply a possibility that I wasn't given the live database? I would prefer to think that they aren't being malicious, but you never know.
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
    Ivan Dimitrov avatar
    16072 posts
    12 Sep 2017
    27 Oct 2010
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    Hi Javier,

    The content created through Sitefinity's providers is always saved into the database. There is an option to store binary content on the file system, but after you enable Files provider which works only for Images and Documents module and it is disabled by default.

    If you have not enabled the Files provider and there are differences between your servers than your databases are not in sync or you have not migrated all data.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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