Sync/mirror directory with Rackspace Cloud files bucket

swift -A -U <username> -K <api-key> upload <containername> . --changed
The easiest way to sync a local directory to Rackspace cloud files is through the console tools provided by the openstack/swift project. On ubuntu, the tools can be installed with apt-get install python-swiftclient Then, assuming you are in the directory you want to upload, run the following command in the terminal: This will recursively upload the files from your current directory to the container, saving time by uploading only changed files. You need to supply the you use to log in to the Cloud Control Panel and the available under Account / Account Settings in the same control panel. Attention: If you use relative or absolute paths, swift will upload them with the pseudo-path provided on the command line into the container. So if instead of syncing . you sync /var/www/test, then files will end up under /var/www/test pseudo-path of the container - most likely, this is not what you want.

By: nchatu
2017-03-03 12:02:57

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