Export a Direct URL For Upload

Registered by John Bresnahan on 2013-05-07

Just as a client is can look up a direct URL location for a more efficient download, a client should be able to request a direct_url for upload.

Take for example the case where nova-compute would like to snapshot an image. It wishes to upload this image to glance, but it would prefer to speak directly to the backend store instead of sending all of the image bits first through glance. However, nova does not want to be concerned with all of the storage points that glance abstracts, nor how. nova simply wants to upload it as a new image ID. To accomplish both things, nova can ask glance for a direct upload URL for use with the new image.

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This is a neat idea, but I'm wondering how it can work for the various different stores?
markwash more-info 2014-02-15
markwash abandoned 2014-03-03

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