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EPrints 3 Reference: Directory Structure - Metadata Fields - Repository Configuration - XML Config Files - XML Export Format - EPrints data structure - Core API - Data Objects


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EPrints::Storage - store and retrieve objects in the storage engine

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 my $store = $repository->storage();
   $fileobj,    # file object
   "diddle.pdf",  # filename
   $fh        # file handle

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This module is the storage control layer which uses EPrints::Plugin::Storage plugins to support various storage back-ends. It enables the storage, retrieval and deletion of data streams. The maximum size of a stream is dependent on the back-end storage mechanism.

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$store = EPrints::Storage->new( $repository )

Create a new storage object for $repository. Should not be used directly, see EPrints::Session.

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$len = $store->store( $fileobj, CODEREF )

Read from and store all data from CODEREF for $fileobj. The filesize field in $fileobj must be set at the expected number of bytes to read from CODEREF.

Returns undef if the file couldn't be stored, otherwise the number of bytes read.

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$success = $store->retrieve( $fileobj, CALLBACK )

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$success = $store->delete( $fileobj )

Delete all object copies stored for $fileobj.

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$ok = $store->delete_copy( $plugin, $fileobj )

Delete the copy of this file stored in $plugin.

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$filename = $store->get_local_copy( $fileobj )

Return the name of a local copy of the file.

Will retrieve and cache the remote object using File::Temp if necessary.

Returns undef if retrieval failed.

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$url = $store->get_remote_copy( $fileobj )

Returns a URL from which this file can be accessed.

Returns undef if this file is not available via another service.

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@plugins = $store->get_plugins( $fileobj )

Returns the EPrints::Plugin::Storage plugin(s) to use for $fileobj. If more than one plugin is returned they should be used in turn until one succeeds.

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$ok = $store->copy( $plugin, $fileobj )

Copy the contents of $fileobj into another storage $plugin.

Returns 1 on success, 0 on failure and -1 if a copy already exists in $plugin.

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$ok = $storage->open_write( $fileobj )

Start a write session for $fileobj. $fileobj must have at least the "filesize" property set (which is the number of bytes that will be written).

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$ok = $storage->write( $fileobj, $buffer )

Write $buffer to the storage plugin(s).

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$ok = $storage->close_write( $fileobj );

Finish writing to the storage plugin(s) for $fileobj.

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