can i use swift to store my data [closed]

asked 2013-12-02 22:10:49 -0500

pragya jain gravatar image

hello

I am working on openstack swift

I want to know Can I use swift to store my data? How can I access swift for storing the data?

Please help me in this regard


Pragya Jain

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answered 2013-12-02 23:18:25 -0500

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Swift itself is used for storing data. I'm not quite clear on "What do you mean by my data". Look at the following link. It explains on how to upload the data. http://docs.openstack.org/havana/install-guide/install/apt/content/verify-swift-installation.html

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Thanks for the answer dheeru, but my question is: Can i use swift storage through internet or some other way without installing and configuring it to my local PC

pragya jain gravatar imagepragya jain ( 2013-12-02 23:45:44 -0500 )edit

Yes, It is meant for the same. If your proxy is accessible from outside( ie. through internet) you will be able to do it. Just see the following link which used the cURL command to upload and download the files. http://docs.openstack.org/api/openstack-object-storage/1.0/content/retrieve-copy-retrieve-objects.html

dheeru gravatar imagedheeru ( 2013-12-03 00:04:26 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the attention dheeru, But i am not cleared yet. In order to use curl commands to perform any operation on account/container/object, first I need to configure proxy server and other servers somewhere. Is it so or it is not necessary to configure the servers? can I get an interface anywhere through which i can authenticate, perform operations, such as, get, put, delete directly without configuring proxy server and other servers at any place Please help.

pragya jain gravatar imagepragya jain ( 2013-12-03 03:09:58 -0500 )edit

You have to setup the way Swift works. We can't avoid proxy etc. This is how the architecture of swift exist.

dheeru gravatar imagedheeru ( 2013-12-03 03:14:53 -0500 )edit

ok, Then first I have to set up swift somewhere, only then I can use swift to store and retrieve data. Am I right? If it is so, what should I do for setting up swift.

pragya jain gravatar imagepragya jain ( 2013-12-03 03:22:04 -0500 )edit

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