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Is it possible with Rebex File Server to create a custom SFTP Server, which is using a database as file source instead of a file system?
Like is it possible overload the download and upload methods to simulate a file system tree but in the backend is everything in a database? We want to implement it like this, because we want to integrate it with our current software and its database, where are the files already located.

Applies to: Rebex SFTP

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Hi Max,
thanks for your question and welcome to the Rebex forum.
Yes, the scenario you have described is supported.

Your new database-based file system provider will inherit from the ReadWriteFileSystemProvider abstract class.

Actually, we also have heavily commented samples (unreleased beta) that demonstrate how to create a database provider using the:
1) Entity Framework (EF) 5 Core.
2) Entity Framework 6. (for 'old' .NET Framework).

If you are interested, please drop an email to support@rebex.net, and I will send you the link to the sample. Or let me know in a comment that it is OK to send you the link to the email you have in the forum profile.

More info about Rebex virtual file system.

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Hi renestein,

thanks for your quick response.
It would be great if you can send me the sample to the mail i have in my profile.
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Hi Max,
please check your mailbox, I have sent the requested samples a few minutes ago.
Happy coding with Rebex components.:)
And if you have other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.