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From John Kinsella <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Browser-based template and volume uploads
Date Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:01:53 GMT
You mean to load files off the management server, yea? That makes sense to me

On Feb 20, 2014, at 3:14 AM, Daan Hoogland <<>>

why not a allowing a simple file:///home/me/my.template kind of url?

for simple installations this should do.

On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 11:42 PM, John Kinsella <<>>
We definitely need to support more than http download. http upload sounds interesting, but
I'd love to see something more resilient for large uploads. How 'bout specifying a "drop folder"
type location on the mgmt server that the server polls every 15 seconds for new files, then
in the UI the user can pick from the files shown there? Not as secure as your browser upload
pattern, though.

Maybe use something like that allows resumable

Just had the thought of maybe adding support for dropbox/<>.
At that point, an ImageFetch plugin hook starts to sound interesting. Adding a bit torrent
plugin could make getting the default templates quite snappy. :)

On Feb 19, 2014, at 2:12 PM, Chiradeep Vittal <<>>

Hi all,

The fact that one has to have a HTTP server to host templates before the templates can be
imported into secondary storage is an inconvenience. I am not sure how much of an inconvenience
it is, but I was asked to detail the technical architecture, if it needed to be supported.
Certainly, I can imagine for folks coming in contact with ACS for the first time, it might
seem onerous to set up another web server.

I've sketched a strawman proposal [1] to support browser-based uploads of templates and volumes
to secondary storage.
It is not yet a PROPOSAL since it is still raw (and I do not have time to work on this immediately).

Please comment on this.


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