with now nodebb 1.9.3 it's possible. wonderful !
0_1528914478088_Screenshot from 2018-06-13 20-25-47.png
I'm on DigitalOcean and I use an attached volume to store uploads. I've been using a symlink but it creates a bit of an issue:
$ git status On branch v1.11.x Your branch is up to date with 'origin/v1.11.x'. Changes not staged for commit: (use "git add/rm <file>..." to update what will be committed) (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory) deleted: public/uploads/files/.gitignore
The problem is that when I upgrade it clobbers the files symlink. Does this NodeBB instance use an attached volume? If yes, do you symlink to it?
I think instead of a symlink you need a mount, docs https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-an-nfs-mount-on-ubuntu-16-04
I have a mount. I mount the DO volume to the default location from their configuration instructions:
/mnt/<volume-name>/ and then I nest the files dir under there.
Then I symlink
public/uploads/files to the files dir I set up on the mount.
Problem seems to be that git treats symlinks as files so it thinks
files/.gitignore is missing.