I'm configuring a Django project that was using the server filesystem for storing the apps static files (STATIC_ROOT) and user-uploaded files (MEDIA_ROOT).
I need now to host all that content on Amazon's S3, so I have created a bucket for this. Using django-storages with the boto storage backend, I managed to upload collected statics to the S3 bucket:
MEDIA_ROOT = '/media/'
STATIC_ROOT = '/static/'
DEFAULT_FILE_STORAGE = 'storages.backends.s3boto.S3BotoStorage'
AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID = 'KEY_ID...'
AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY = 'ACCESS_KEY...'
AWS_STORAGE_BUCKET_NAME = 'bucket-name'
STATICFILES_STORAGE = 'storages.backends.s3boto.S3BotoStorage'
Then, I got a problem: the MEDIA_ROOT and STATIC_ROOT are not used within the bucket, so the bucket root contains both the static files and user-uploaded paths.
So then I could set:
S3_URL = 'http://s3.amazonaws.com/%s' % AWS_STORAGE_BUCKET_NAME
STATIC_URL = S3_URL + STATIC_ROOT
MEDIA_URL = 'S3_URL + MEDIA_ROOT
And use those settings in the templates, but there is no distinction of static/media files when storing in S3 with django-storages.
How this can be done?