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Re: Deprecating nova-objectstore


On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:38 PM, Ewan Mellor <Ewan.Mellor@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jay Pipes [mailto:jaypipes@xxxxxxxxx]
>> Sent: 17 January 2011 17:17
>> To: Ewan Mellor
>> Cc: Thierry Carrez; openstack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Re: [Openstack] Deprecating nova-objectstore
>> On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 10:53 AM, Ewan Mellor
>> <Ewan.Mellor@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > We could do it in two steps.  You could set up nova-compute -> Glance
>> -> nova-objectstore (testing purposes only).  This would allow us to
>> remove the S3 code from Nova, but people could still use nova-
>> objectstore if they don't want to set up Swift.
>> This is already done in Bexar, as Chris MacGown completed the S3
>> backend for Glance. What is NOT the same, though, is that people would
>> not be speaking the s3 API as they do now... they would speak the
>> Glance REST-like API instead...
> Yes, that's what I meant -- make Glance the only thing that speaks S3, and then we can remove the S3 code from Nova in favour of Glance.
>> Plus, objects are a superset of
>> images; Glance only stores images, not all objects...
> What does this mean?  I didn't even know that anyone was distinguishing between an image and an object.

All images are objects but not all objects are images.  Swift/S3 can
be used to store anything, not just images, that's what I meant. :)


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