glance: error: unrecognized arguments: --copy-from

asked 2015-07-05 06:55:35 -0600

daghemo gravatar image

Is "--copy-from" going to be deprecated in the near future? Is there an API v2 equivalent?

As you may know "--copy-from" allows you to specify an URL where the data already resides just like "--location", but the Glance server would immediately copy the data and store it in its configured image store. Right now I'm following the guide at ( to setup Kilo and I can create an image with the following command:

glance image-create --name "cirros-0.3.4-x86_64" --file /tmp/images/cirros-0.3.4-x86_64-disk.img --disk-format qcow2 --container-format bare --visibility public --progress

But I would prefer to use "copy-from" so I try to use:

glance image-create --name "cirros-0.3.4-x86_64" --copy-from --disk-format qcow2 --container-format bare --visibility public --progress

But this is giving me an error:

glance: error: unrecognized arguments: --copy-from

To get back "--copy-from" I had to switch to API v1 (please note the guide above ask you to use API v2) and replace "--visibility" as follows:

glance image-create --name "cirros-0.3.4-x86_64" --copy-from --disk-format qcow2 --container-format bare --is-public true --progress

I'm running with Glance 0.17.0.

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answered 2015-11-12 04:59:16 -0600

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The Images API v2 does not contain copy_from functionality due to some concerns around it's safety for public cloud deployers. Similar functionality was provided via Images API v2 tasks, but as it's not widely enabled for public this might not be the solution either.

I would suggest following the Images API v2 Image Import Refactoring work that is discussed here:

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