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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Preparing drives for OpenStack Storage

OpenStack Storage doesn't have any dependencies on any particular filesystem, as long as that filesystem supports extended attributes (xattr). But, it has been generally acknowledged that the XFS filesystem yields the best all-round performance and resilience.

Getting ready

Log in to a swift node that has a disk ready to be formatted for use with OpenStack Storage.

How to do it...

Carry out the following steps to prepare a hard drive for use within an OpenStack Storage node:

  1. For this, we will assume our new drive is ready for use, has been set up with an appropriate partition, and is ready for formatting. Take for example the partition /dev/sdb1. To format it for use, using XFS, we run the following command: ...

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