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swift-object-server (1)

Name

swift-object-server - OpenStack Swift object server.

Synopsis

/usr/lib/swift/swift-object-server [CONFIG] [-h|--help] [-v|--verbose]

Description

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NAME
       swift-object-server - OpenStack Swift object server.


SYNOPSIS
       /usr/lib/swift/swift-object-server [CONFIG] [-h|--help] [-v|--verbose]


DESCRIPTION
       The  Object Server is a very simple blob storage server that can store,
       retrieve and delete objects stored on local devices. Objects are stored
       as  binary  files  on the filesystem with metadata stored in the file's
       extended  attributes  (xattrs).   This  requires  that  the  underlying
       filesystem  choice  for  object  servers  support xattrs on files. Some
       filesystems, like ext3, have xattrs turned off by default.  Each object
       is  stored  using  a  path  derived from the object name's hash and the
       operation's timestamp. Last write always wins,  and  ensures  that  the
       latest  object  version will be served. A deletion is also treated as a
       version of the file (a 0 byte file ending with ".ts", which stands  for
       tombstone).  This  ensures  that deleted files are replicated correctly
       and older versions don't magically reappear due to failure scenarios.


       The object server should be enabled and disabled using the Solaris Ser-
       vice  Management  Facility,  smf(7).   The  service FMRI for the object
       server is:

         svc:/application/openstack/swift/swift-object-server


DOCUMENTATION
       More in depth documentation in regards to swift-object-server and  also
       about  OpenStack  Swift  as  a whole can be found at http://swift.open-
       stack.org/index.html and http://docs.openstack.org




ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |   ATTRIBUTE VALUE     |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Availability   | cloud/openstack/swift |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted           |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
SEE ALSO
       object-server.conf(4), smf(7)



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source      was      downloaded      from        https://tarballs.open-
       stack.org/swift/swift-2.7.0.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.openstack.org/.



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