Most of this transition is fairly easy, but many users will find a small hiccup when it comes time to upload your files to S3.
- Create a
config/amazon_s3.ymlfile with your credentials.
- Setup your S3 bucket, upload the files (I use S3Fox). Make sure to set the access to world-read for your uploaded files.
- Add the
aws-s3gem to your environment as well as your hosting platform or server.
Ah, but there is a small problem. How do you get from
attachment_fu’s default of
105198/filename.png? The solution is a small Bash script. This is designed to be run from within the top-level folder for each of your
attachment_fu directories, like
I’d recommend running this on a copy of your files, just in case I messed up, but the most important line is
let "d=$d1$d2". This wonderful line combines the
5198 and treats them as a number, for a result of
105198. I don’t know much about
let, but it seems to work wonderfully when you need to treat strings as integers.
PS. Don’t forget step 3.