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MooseFS as storage backend

asked 2012-11-21 23:39:37 -0600

juanfra-rc gravatar image


Has Glance team considered to add a new shared storage backend (i.e. MooseFS, GlusterFS...). I know Ceph RBD altenative for Glance, but we are interested in a file-oriented system.

How could I contribute to Glance community? Do I need to register a blueprint with the suggestion?


Best regards, JuanFra.

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answered 2012-12-05 06:12:10 -0600

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Glance has the ability to use a filesystem as a storage backend, so if you can mount it you might be able to use that:

If you want to make a new backend, instructions on how to contribute are found here:

You might like to discuss your ideas on the developer mailing list as well as making a blueprint.

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Ok Tom. We will mount /var/lib/glance/images as a MooseFS path. Glance images will be stored in shared storage unlike default local file system. Thanks!

juanfra-rc gravatar imagejuanfra-rc ( 2012-12-05 08:52:55 -0600 )edit

Thanks Tom Fifield, that solved my question.

juanfra-rc gravatar imagejuanfra-rc ( 2012-12-05 08:53:04 -0600 )edit

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