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From Nelson Chamberlain <>
Subject RE: Just Lost All My Graphics
Date Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:03:29 GMT
Bravo! I took your suggestion and added uploads.dir=/documents and settings/.... to my
and restarted Roller and all of my graphics were back! Hopefully we won't have any more graphics
go missing in the future.

Thanks for your help!


-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Dodunski [] 
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 12:55 PM
Subject: RE: Just Lost All My Graphics

Hi Nelson,

I'm running Roller 5, and to set an absolute storage location I added the following line to

However, I noticed that Dave's suggested directive has a different name:
'uploads.dir'.  Perhaps Roller 4 uses slightly different naming. 
Irrespective, add your directive to the Roller properties file.



> Thank you so much!  This is a huge help and a great relief to have 
> found my graphics files. I actually found them in the home folder of 
> several different users, apparently once each time a different admin 
> logged on the server.
> If you don't mind answering another newbie question, where can I find 
> the uploads.dir setting? I'd like to set it to my home folder since I 
> expect to be the Roller admin for the forseeable future.
> Thanks again for your help
> Nelson
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave []
> Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2011 8:21 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Just Lost All My Graphics
> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM, Nelson Chamberlain 
> <> wrote:
>> Wow!  I just lost all of the graphics in my Roller 4.0.1 blog site. 
>> We have about 15 blogs on our site and all of them suddenly have zero 
>> graphics. When I go to File Uploads in any of the blogs, the images 
>> are gone, as well as any directories that held additional graphics.
>> Any guesses what happened? Any easy actions, like rebuild indexes, 
>> that will bring the graphics back? Or do I have to add the images 
>> back one by one?
> Roller 4 uses only the file-system for upload storage and does not 
> store any information in the database. So, if the files are gone in 
> Roller then either 1) Roller has the wrong directory set as the 
> uploads directory or
> 2) somebody deleted the files from disk.
> If you explain more about your Roller setup maybe we can figure out 
> what went wrong. What app server are you using? What directory were 
> you using to store file uploads? If you did not set the 'uploads.dir'
> propoerty, then Roller will use the default value below:
>     uploads.dir=${user.home}/roller_data/uploads
> That means that the files are stored in the home directory of the user 
> who runs the Roller process. Perhaps somebody deleted that directory?
> - Dave
>> Thanks for any advice on this issue
>> Nelson Chamberlain

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