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how can i develop openstack swift storage server using two harddisks(one harddisk contains OS)

asked 2014-11-04 05:00:11 -0500

Sunil Zacharias gravatar image

i have two hardisks of 500GB capacity each.First harddisk contains ubuntu 14.04 LTS resides in 50GB partition.And rest of 450GB is free.Second harddisks contains one single partition of 500GB Space.Is it possible to setup Swift Storage server.any one can give suggestions..?

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answered 2014-11-04 07:24:45 -0500

SamYaple gravatar image

You don't actually need dedicated disks for Swift (although it is strongly recommended). If this is just for testing, you can do couple of things.

  1. You can create a sparsely allocated disk image with a format like qcow2 and mount that. That is the way would recommend doing it for learning purposes.

  2. You can also just use a directory without a backing disk, physical or virtual.

Those are the options I would recommend to start testing Swift. Never use them for imporant data though.

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