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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Uploading large objects

Individual objects up to 5 GB in size can be uploaded to OpenStack Storage. However, by splitting the objects into segments, the download size of a single object is virtually unlimited. Segments of the larger object are uploaded and a special manifest file is created that, when downloaded, sends all the segments concatenated as a single object. By splitting objects into smaller chunks, you also gain efficiency by allowing parallel uploads.

Getting ready

Log in to a computer or server that has the swift client package installed.

How to do it...

Carry out the following steps to upload large objects, split into smaller segments:

Uploading objects

  1. We will first start by creating a 1 GB file under /tmp as an example file to upload. ...

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