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API for Update a Container

asked 2013-01-07 08:54:51 -0500

maty-grosz gravatar image


I don't find in the Swift API documentation an API for updating an exsited container (for example - updating its name). Is there a way to do an update operation using an API call?



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answered 2013-01-12 10:46:30 -0500

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answered 2013-01-07 15:42:29 -0500

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It isn't possible to rename a container in Swift. You can update container metadata with a POST. I just noticed that it doesn't look like the openstack documentation documents the metadata update, but docs for Rackspace Cloud Files (which uses swift) explain it: (

I have filed a bug here for the docs: (

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