We have a Sitecore 9.3 instance running a site. Our problem is that resources uploaded on the Media Library occupy too much disk space. We want to create a custom media library object that links to a media/pdf/etc directly on the web without having to save the file on the SQL blob storage.

I've searched a lot on the web and haven't found a proper solution to this.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

  • Replacing SQL blob storage with Azure Blob Storage will work for you? doc.sitecore.com/developers/93/sitecore-experience-manager/en/… Aug 6, 2020 at 16:07
  • no, we need to point directly on a web resource (i.e.) a pdf, thanks for your reply!
    – Swinz
    Aug 7, 2020 at 14:56
  • Not sure that there is a way to do that, if database size is what is concerns you, is saving the pdf to the file system an option?
    – AJ -
    Aug 9, 2020 at 12:19
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    So why try to do this with Media Library? Just create an item template with name, url, and so on, and use that. Aug 9, 2020 at 13:23
  • @AJ- no...now i'm tryng to read in a sample app a dummy pdf file online and return a MediaStream instead of a Stream..(by a GetResponseByStream), with no luck
    – Swinz
    Aug 11, 2020 at 14:18


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