How to reverse proxy specific extension names with Nginx

cn flag

Say I am trying to proxy all requests coming in for jpg, png and mp3 files like so:


Notice it's the exact same path to another server but with data added.

Her's what I have so far:

location ~* .(jpg|png|mp3)$ {
        proxy_redirect /

However I keep getting error

"proxy_pass" cannot have URI part in location given by regular expression, or inside named location, or inside "if" statement, or inside "limit_except" block

What is going wrong and how can I correctly write this location block?

gr flag

You need to change an URI using rewrite directive if you want to pass a different URI to the backend in the regex matching location block (the same is true for the named locations):

location ~* \.(jpe?g|png|mp3)$ {
    rewrite (.*) /data$1 break;
    proxy_redirect /
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cn flag
Perfect! thank you

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