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Upload broken in 2.4?

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28 March 2010 at 10:51pm Community Member, 10 Posts


last week, I installed 2.3.7 and was able to upload files as Admin. All other roles were not able to upload ("file is not a valid upload").

I installed DataObjectManager - and directly uninstalled it. Then I upgraded to 2.4-beta2. Now I can not upload at all. Not even as Admin. I have absolutely no idea, how to solve this problem.

Any ideas?


1 April 2010 at 7:34pm Community Member, 10 Posts

Just upgraded to 2.4 RC1. Still "file is not a valid upload", even for admins. Am I the only one facing that problem?


3 April 2010 at 9:54am Community Member, 10 Posts

I just did a fresh install of 2.4 RC1 and the upload just does not work. I have no clue what to do. Would somebody please be so kind and tell me, if his/her uploads are working in 2.4 RC1, so that I can be sure that it's something with my server config or file permissions?


3 April 2010 at 11:02am Community Member, 79 Posts

Hi Tim99!
I'm having some issues with other things since I upgraded to 2.4.0-rc, but am able to upload. The funny thing is that I lost the ability to upload after a previous upgrade. I tested a few different file types (jpg, doc, pdf) and had no problem. My best suggestion is to use firebug to see if you can find out what is causing the error.

I know it makes the concept of a cms seem ridiculous, but you should be able to upload directly to the assets folder on your server then access the files from the cms. When my upload wasn't working I had to upload directly to the server, refresh the cms then click on the files & images tab before I could see the files in the upload section of the interface. It didn't matter if I actually saw the file or even open the folder it was in, I just had to go to the files & images tab.

Sorry I can't be more helpful,



20 April 2010 at 2:24am Community Member, 211 Posts

Hi !

Did you solve this proble.

I'm stuck with it right now

Thanks for any advice on that



20 April 2010 at 6:39am Community Member, 10 Posts

Unfortunately, I did not manage to fix the error. What version are you using? Perhaps the SVN-version will work? I don't think that this is a general bug in Silverstripe. Otherwise lots of people would have the same problem.


20 April 2010 at 7:31pm Community Member, 211 Posts


I'm using 2.4 rc1 to test it on a very small scale website.

The weird thing is that I have the same server//php settings as usual ...

I wil try to install 2.3.6 and let you know if it works



1 May 2010 at 12:30am Community Member, 10 Posts

Originally I had SS 2.3.7 and the upload worked (at least for admins). 2.4-beta2, 2.4-rc1, and 2.4-rc2 all failed. Not even the admin was able to upload. Now I installed 2.3.7 again and the upload works.

How can this serious bug not be solved? Again, are other people affected by this as well?

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