Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#14911 closed (invalid)

Custom Storage System not working properly

Reported by: jtheoof Owned by: nobody
Component: File uploads/storage Version: 1.2
Severity: Keywords: storage ImageField Custom
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:


As described in django doc, it should be possible to override the default storage system.

from django.db import models
from import FileSystemStorage

fs = FileSystemStorage(location='/media/photos')

class Car(models.Model):
    photo = models.ImageField(storage=fs)

Also, by default, the DefaultStorage is the FileSystemStorage in

But specifying storage at model field level is rising an exception see this code:

import datetime

from import FileSystemStorage
from django.db import models

class ModelTest(models.Model):
    image = models.ImageField(upload_to='test', storage=FileSystemStorage)
    date_created = models.DateTimeField(

I'm getting the following exception at view level:

unbound method get_valid_name() must be called with FileSystemStorage instance as first argument (got unicode instance instead)

when I try to upload a file in the admin interface.

If I remove the storage parameter, it works fine.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by lukeplant

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You are passing the storage class as the argument, instead of an instance of the class, as described in the docs.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by jtheoof

I was just gonna close that ticket and say I had a long day :)
Sorry about that.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by jacob

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