Original File duplicated and renamed when importing

Hello,

I uploaded files (Media) on the Omeka S v3 server [www/web_dev/files/original/Myfolder1] with FileZilla. Then I added them and linked them to my Items with the CSV Import module, in which I specify their path on the server.
After importing, a copy of each file contained in Myfolder1 has been created on the Omeka server, in the root of [www/web_dev/files/original] folder. On the public site, this second file created and named by Omeka (and not “my” file) that is downloaded when clicking on the download button in the viewer Universal Viewer.

-When Files are already in the Omeka S server, is it possible not to create this copy file and how ?
-Does the FileSideload module avoid the creation of copy files on the server ?
-How to make sure the download button of Universal Viewer points to the source file (to keep its original name) ?

Thank you !
Emeline

Hi Emeline,
To keep original name, you can use the module Archive Repertory, that is designed for such a case. Then Universal viewer will takes it.

Generally, the source directory on the service should not be inside files/original. The module FileSideload allows to access files present on the server, and the files are copied in the right place by Omeka. Then, the source file can be removed, automatically or not (it may be more secure manually).

There is a pull request to allow to do a hard link to the original file instead of a copy, but it is useful only on small servers.