[TYPO3-core] "uploads/" to "FAL" Migration - technical detail question

Patrick Broens patrick.broens at typo3.org
Tue Dec 11 16:40:39 CET 2012

Hi Benni,

Can you contact me. I have an identical working script here, which I
wrote some time ago to migrate uploads and fileadmin to DAM.

Perhaps this can speed up your work

Patrick Broens
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On 28-11-12 15:07 , Benjamin Mack wrote:
> Hey devs,
> I'm currently working on an improvement of the install tool upgrade
> wizard of migrating all uploads/* records to fileadmin/_migrated.
> Currently, this wizard is pretty "dumb", just moving the files over,
> indexing the file and add the sys_file_reference.
> So, one of the (for me) largest downsides of uploads/ was that the same
> file was added multiple times. I have a change almost ready, where the
> migration wizard first creates a SHA1 of the uploads/XYZ.jpg file, and
> then checks if there is a file in the target storage with the same SHA1.
> The existing file is then used, and not copied over again.
> What do you think? Is this helpful? Or is the "plain" behaviour better
> in most cases?
> All the best,
> Benni.

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