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Re: [OpenStack] Images need to be stored in Glance or SWIFT?


Ok, got some info at

Looks like Glance supports multiple storage backends (Filesystem storage
being the default) and it can be configured to use SWIFT. So then SWIFT is
a complementary project for OpenStack and not really an absolute


On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Balamurugan V G

> Hi,
> The OpenStack Installation document at
> http://docs.openstack.org/folsom/basic-install/content/ as well as the
> guide at
> https://github.com/mseknibilel/OpenStack-Folsom-Install-guide/blob/master/OpenStack_Folsom_Install_Guide_WebVersion.rst  do not talk about installing SWIFT. And in my setup (going by the install
> guide in git), I see that the images are stored in Glance. How does SWIFT
> come in to the picture, my understanding was that the Images will be stored
> in SWIFT and Glance is a catalog only.
> Can some one throw some light on how to use SWIFT? I need to create a
> multi site storage for Images and SWIFT can perhaps help me with it.
> Regards,
> Balu

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