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Configure the blob path in a load balanced environment



blobs automatically placed in AppData folder, but how can I use a commen share in a load balanced environment?

Where do I change the path?

Since episerverframework and episerver config files are gone, I guess the configuration is in web.config... but here is only the AppData basePath="", I guess changing this would affect aother things..?

Please help :)


Nov 05, 2014 11:36

Forgot to mention, this is EPi 7.5 and version 7.14.2

Nov 05, 2014 11:48

In EPiServerFramework.config, you should see this:

  <appData basePath="<somepath>" />

This can be shared in load-balancing environment.



Nov 05, 2014 12:05

You can specify the standard blob provider (FileBlobProvider) path liks this:

    <blob defaultProvider="fileShare">
        <add name="fileShare" path="\\dbserver\blobs" type="EPiServer.Framework.Blobs.FileBlobProvider, EPiServer.Framework" />
Nov 05, 2014 12:10

Tried that, but

<blob defaultProvider="fileShare">

is not valid ...(Unrecognized attribute 'defaultprovider')

And no, the EpiserverFramework file is gone... or should I make one just for this purpose?


Edited, Nov 05, 2014 12:12

It's the 


section which matters. You can change the AppData basePath in web.config. 

Nov 05, 2014 12:14


The episerver.framework file has been moved into the web.config file, in a <episerver.framework> section. There you will also find <appData basePath>.


    .... lots more settings
      <blob defaultProvider="fileShare">
          <add name="fileShare" path="\\dbserver\blobs" type="EPiServer.Framework.Blobs.FileBlobProvider, EPiServer.Framework" />
      <appData basePath="App_Data" />
      ... more settings
Edited, Nov 05, 2014 12:32

And remember that config settings are case sensitive, so make sure you have a capital P in defaultProvider

Nov 05, 2014 12:35

Thanks all! It works fine now, and thanks Per it is case sensitive I had the lowercase p :-/


Nov 05, 2014 15:03

One thing you can do in a load balanced enviroment is to have for example DFS to sync your local AppData folder.

Nov 05, 2014 16:26
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