December 1, 2010
Drupal’s files directory can get enormous, and it’s best not to keep it in version control. Here’s a way to use Apache’s proxy module to point your local environment directly to your dev/live site’s files directory so you don’t have to download it.
In your httpd.conf:
ProxyRequests On ProxyVia On <Proxy *> Order deny,allow Deny from all Allow from localhost Allow from all </Proxy> <Location /sites/default/files/imagecache/> ProxyPass http://dev.yoursite.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/ </Location>
Of course you’ll want to tailor it to your needs; maybe you want only one imagecache preset proxied, or just one directory specifically on one local host. Either way, this recipe will get you started. Hope it helps!