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I need to create a symlink of my magento1 "media" folder on another disk of my server because I need to make space on current disk. In which way can I do this?

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For a symbolic link you will need first to attach the other disk. After that copy the media folder to the new disk:

cp -r /path/to/media /mnt/new/drive

Rename media folder:

mv /path/to/media /path/to/oldmedia

Create symlink to new destination

ln -s /mnt/new/drive/media /path/to/media

Check that everything is fine, add some new pictures, verify they are created at new destination. Then delete old media folder

rm -rf /path/to/oldmedia
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  • Hi sir, when you say "create symlink to new destination", what is /mnt/new/drive/media ? Is it the new folder that will contains "media" field?
    – Mastafis
    Apr 10, 2019 at 9:19
  • Yes, you copy media folder to the other drive. /mnt/new/drive is just a sample path where your drive is mounted. And /path/to/media is the sample path to media folder inside your Magento root. You should substitute them with real paths. Apr 10, 2019 at 13:21

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