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How to use placeholders in upload paths?

Available in Dropshare 5.30 and newer

Certain connection types support placeholders in the upload path in order to have dynamic save paths for the files uploaded with Dropshare.

Storage Providers that support placeholders currently are:

  • SCP over SSH
  • SFTP
  • FTP(S)
  • Amazon S3
  • S3 API-compliant
  • Filebase
  • MinIO
  • Scaleway Object Storage
  • Alibaba Object Storage
  • Linode Object Storage
  • Contabo Object Storage
  • IDrive e2
  • Backblaze B2 (Dropshare 5.44 or newer)

Available placeholders

%year% Year, e.g. "2023"
%month% Month, e.g. "04"
%day% Day, e.g. "17"


How to use placeholders

In order to use a placeholder, open the connection preferences and edit the upload path or bucket name of the connection to include placeholders from the list above:

  • e.g. for upload path: /var/www/uploads/%year%/%month%/
  • e.g. for bucket name: dropshare-uploads/files/%year%/%month%


For SCP over SSH and SFTP connections, make sure to also include the placeholders in the URL to Path field.

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