MooseFS as storage backend

Asked by JuanFra Rodriguez Cardoso on 2012-11-21

Hi:

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?

Thanks.

Best regards,
JuanFra.

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Tom Fifield
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2012-12-05
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Best Tom Fifield (fifieldt) said : #1

Hi,

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:
http://docs.openstack.org/trunk/openstack-image-service/admin/content/configuring-the-filesystem-storage-backend.html

If you want to make a new backend, instructions on how to contribute are found here: http://wiki.openstack.org/HowToContribute

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

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!

Thanks Tom Fifield, that solved my question.