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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?

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Do this:

Create an s3utils.py file:

from storages.backends.s3boto import S3BotoStorage

StaticRootS3BotoStorage = lambda: S3BotoStorage(location='static')

MediaRootS3BotoStorage  = lambda: S3BotoStorage(location='media')

Then in your settings.py:

DEFAULT_FILE_STORAGE = 'myproject.s3utils.MediaRootS3BotoStorage'

STATICFILES_STORAGE = 'myproject.s3utils.StaticRootS3BotoStorage'

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