What is the difference between File Version and File Variants in FIlerobot?

When you are using Filerobot DAM, you will notice that we introduce the concept of File Version vs. File Variants. Please find the difference between the two hereunder:

  • FILE VERSION is separate file with the same name and path saved on Filerobot storage system with different unique ID (UUID). It is important to notice that File versions do count to towards your Filerobot storage usage and can be used as separate files. You can change the active version of the image from the Filerobot Hub or access them  individually. File Versions do not impact CDN Cache and traffic metrics.
  • FILE VARIANTS are truly CDN processed URLs of the currently active File version. These CDN URLs are automatically generated with query parameters to represent the image editing you do while generating the File variants. So File variants do not exist as separate files and do not consume Filerobot storage, but they do count towards CDN Cache and traffic metrics.


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