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asked 2020-08-07 18:38:43 -0500

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I am fairly new to openstack and the task i am working is on to Deploy a VM that needs files from an objectstore/bucket sorry if the OpenStack term is wrong. Just so from openstack i woudl deploy a VM instance. i would like to add/list/view files in the objectstore from that VM. The files are not multimedia but mostly bash scripts and some directories

Also if there is a link to docs to get started would also be great. Thanks

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Thanks.. I might later rolled this out in production. So is using swfit preferably? Again the production will have tar,zip and some script files which need to be stored and accessed from

safwanali gravatar imagesafwanali ( 2020-08-08 17:09:31 -0500 )edit

Preferable to what? You may not need object storage. If you need it, Swift is one solution. Many installations use Ceph instead, perhaps because Ceph can be used for more than object storage. What is preferable depends on your needs. "tar, zip and scripts" doesn't tell what your needs are.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2020-08-08 17:40:28 -0500 )edit

Sorry if my question is confusing. Well in production i will store ssl certificates and files from git which all include codes and scripts. Once I've downloaded that I would like to get those files another VM as well. So multiple VMs can access those files once stored in some kind of objectstore

safwanali gravatar imagesafwanali ( 2020-08-08 18:22:49 -0500 )edit

Yes, that makes sense to me. However, setting up a Swift cluster for one object or a handful of objects looks like overkill to me. Perhaps it's easier to run a small VM with a website.

Then on the other hand, you may have Swift already, to store images and volume backups.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2020-08-08 19:20:20 -0500 )edit

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answered 2020-08-08 01:00:12 -0500

Launch a VM:

To access containers and objects in Swift, you can start with an overview of concepts and CLI documentation.

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