Downloading OpenStack images with Glance
René Dohmen
January 10, 2014
1 min

When you create OpenStack snapshots you’ll also need to download the snapshot to a safe location. There are a couple of ways to do this; I’ll describe an easy way by using the command line tools.

First install it:

You’ll need a keystonerc file to authenticate yourself. Import the settings from the keystone file with:

a keystone file will look like this:

Then you should be able to run:

You will see a list of all the snapshots on the OpenStack cloud.

Now you have 2 options; use the ID of the snaphot or use the name; I’ll do the latter as it is easier to automate.

Voila; have fun with your downloaded openstack snapshot.

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