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Tuesday, April 17 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Growing swift from first install to happy cluster

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A full swift install (like is done at Rackspace CloudFiles) is a very sophisticated thing, and works wonderfully; the experience is less good for someone (e.g. an Ubuntu user) that wants to apt-get it on on one machine. For example, currently you need multiple machines (at least as many as you have replicas) - or at least separate instances pretending to be multiple machines - which makes apt-get installation tricky. If you want a single-machine install you have to set replicas=1, but then you can't change this in future without copying all your data in and out manually. The "as unique as possible" blueprint may address this, as might the idea of changing the replica count dynamically. The goal of this discussion is to make it easy to get started with some form of swift install - ideally an apt-get - and then be able to grow from there to a multiple-machine cluster offering real redundancy etc as easily as possible. We will talk about the replica issue, as well as any other issues that people have encountered in practice. (Session lead is justinsb)

Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm PDT

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