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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New storage features for EPrints

David Tarrant, EPrints gets Cloud Storage Support, EPrints News, January 23, 2009.

As some people may know as part of the move towards EPrints 3.2 we have rewritten the way file storage works within EPrints entirely (after the recode we had less lines of source code!). Basically we have implemented an abstracted storage layer called the EPrints Storage Controller that is able to utilize new "storage plug-ins" to store files in different places.

As a starting point myself and Tim Brody have just successfully tested an EPrints install which is storing it's content in Amazon S3/Cloudfront! ...

Of course the Amazon S3 plug-in is one example of a storage plug-in, you could just as easily write your own.