[Mongrel] Uploading Large (100mb+) files

Philip Hallstrom mongrel at philip.pjkh.com
Tue Nov 28 15:14:52 EST 2006


I don't know anything about the mongrel_upload_plugin... sorry...

We do our uploads through standard rails...  see their wiki or info...

On Tue, 28 Nov 2006, Rogelio Samour wrote:

> Philip: at this point I want to upload something... anything. I'm following
> the example on the mongrel_upload_plugin and though it says finished I don't
> see the file anywhere. I Turned on --debug and I can only see that it's at
> least getting the headers (content-type, etc) on the uploaded file... but
> nothing on the whereabouts.
>
> Like I mentioned before, I'm very green when it comes to mongrel... however
> I'm decently versed in sysadmin *nix stuff... apache and friends. I'm just
> needing a nudge in the right direction. :-)
>
> cheers,
>
> -rjs-
>
> On 11/28/06, Philip Hallstrom <mongrel at philip.pjkh.com> wrote:
>> 
>> > I have an Apache 2.2.3 (mod_proxy_balancer) frontend server that does
>> > not have mongrel installed. It does proxy requests to several other
>> > mongrel-only servers (each running 2 mongrel processes). Each mongrel
>> > node has the same rails code-base and it's working perfectly.
>> >
>> > However, my question is when I add an upload file form... where is it
>> > going to physically put that file? I mean since it's hitting either one
>> > node or the other, so how does mongrel deal with that? and how or where
>> > do I tell it to accept large files (100mb+) ?
>> 
>> Others have given good advice on how to do it, but wanted to say you don't
>> need to do anything to get it to accept 100mb files.  We do that quite a
>> bit and while it takes awhile works just fine.  It does tie up a mongrel
>> process, but we're okay with that.
>> 
>> >
>> > I have read on having an upload-only mongrel process, but again how will
>> > all the other mongrels know to post the file to it or to a specific
>> > folder somewhere? Direction on this would be greatly appreciated!
>> >
>> > Thanks for your help on this. I searched the forum and didn't find
>> > anything specifically dealing with this. I have also checked the mongrel
>> > docs and most of the setups talk about mongrel_upload_progress plugin
>> > and/or the mongrel_cluster setup...(I may have missed something :-/)
>> >
>> >
>> > cheers,
>> >
>> > -rjs-
>> >
>> > p.s. mongrel ROCKS!
>> >
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