The SaaS version of Picvario provides several options for storing your assets, one of which is storage in your own S3 virtual object storage.
If you use S3 storage for storing your files, you can integrate it with Picvario. The instructions for the Administrator on how to connect the storage to your Picvario workspace are given here.
Integration makes it possible to synchronize assets between Picvario and the storage, including maintaining the same asset lists after deleting existing or importing new lists. You can manage asset lists from both Picvario and the storage.
In this case, Picvario will be used as a convenient add-on for working with assets with respect to your storage.
If you already have your own S3 storage before you start working with Picvario, this will significantly simplify the process of initially migrating a large amount of data from the storage to Picvario. Otherwise, this migration will take a certain amount of time and resources.
The Picvario system only works with files stored in the connected folder/bucket and has no access to and no effect on files outside of the connected repository.
Picvario supports integration with the following cloud storage platforms:
- Amazon S3.
- Google Cloud Storage.
- Microsoft Azure Storage.
- Yandex Object Storage.
Other S3 object storages can potentially also be connected to Picvario if they use an Amazon S3 compatible API. At the moment, only the abovementioned storages have been tested to see if they work properly.
You can connect an unlimited number of different S3 storages to Picvario. However, you need to select the main one where the assets that are imported directly into Picvario will be stored.
Synchronization between Picvario and the storage is performed automatically every minute.
Only the original assets are stored in your connected storage. Thumbnails and previews are stored in the central Picvario storage.
At the moment, there are some limitations regarding data synchronization between Picvario and storages:
- When you rename or move files to a storage, the corresponding assets in Picvario are deleted, and when you scan the storage again, they are created in the system as new assets.
- If a file is deleted in the storage, the entire storage is deleted, or the storage is disabled, the deletion date for the corresponding assets is set in the System. If you then add the same file to the same storage again, the asset will not be created in Picvario. If you add the same file to another integrated storage, it will appear in Picvario.
Integration also provides the following options when importing files from object storage to Picvario:
- Standard metadata processing is performed.
- A thumbnail and preview are generated for the supported asset formats.
- The asset tags contain the names of the folders where the assets are stored in the storage.