How To Use Apache's Proxy for Drupal's Files Directory

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.

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