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From chris <cdca...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Possible to upload/download a VM?
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:16:05 GMT
So if I understand correctly, what I want to do is something like
extractVolume, then download the resulting file from the URL in the
response. It looks like Templates have similar functionality, although I'm
not sure why I'd use them instead of Volumes.

However, here is my current issue with the .Net SDK: it doesn't have an
extractVolume command. When I create a custom APIRequest with a command
parameter of extractVolume (and the other required parameters), the
response that comes back is an XDocument (not an APIResponse as is stated
in the design docs), the only element of which is a jobid. I don't see a
way to query the jobid to get the information that I need.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.


On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 11:42 AM, Pierre-Luc Dion <pdion@cloudops.com>
wrote:

> Chris,
>
> I had to do something similar in Ruby, here is the code:
> https://gist.github.com/pdion891/793b7d4d1380e3f45c9e
>
> This create defined templates from json file in cloudstack which will
> download it from the URL.
>
>
>
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>
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 12:24 PM, chris <cdcasey@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Cloudmonkey isn't really an option in my case.
> >
> > I wasn't aware that extractVolume could be applied to VMs in anyway. I'll
> > look into it.
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 5:28 AM, Nux! <nux@li.nux.ro> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > You can either use the API directly (look at extractVolume) or through
> > > Cloudmonkey.
> > > This is how I would use Cloudmonkey to retrieve a volume:
> > >
> > > "extract volume id=fe81e6ff-a08f-4601-b2b3-2e02ce2b6588
> > > zoneid=19345de0-b40b-4cfa-83b6-6d821367afa8 mode=HTTP_DOWNLOAD" which
> > will
> > > return:
> > >
> > > accountid = 2c4c9cd2-ab73-11e3-b654-9660573836d5
> > > cmd = org.apache.cloudstack.api.command.user.volume.ExtractVolumeCmd
> > > created = 2014-06-13T11:24:24+0100
> > > jobid = 69e6bf53-ab95-44ab-8efc-2f436dba9ecc
> > > jobprocstatus = 0
> > > jobresult:
> > > volume:
> > > name = ROOT-7
> > > id = fe81e6ff-a08f-4601-b2b3-2e02ce2b6588
> > > accountid = 2c4c9cd2-ab73-11e3-b654-9660573836d5
> > > extractMode = HTTP_DOWNLOAD
> > > state = DOWNLOAD_URL_CREATED
> > > url =
> > >
> >
> https://1-2-3-4.realhostip.com/userdata/32050352-899f-4f56-8e38-018110f8e973.qcow2
> > > zoneid = 19345de0-b40b-4cfa-83b6-6d821367afa8
> > > zonename = advsg
> > > jobresultcode = 0
> > > jobresulttype = object
> > > jobstatus = 1
> > > userid = 2c4cc626-ab73-11e3-b654-9660573836d5
> > >
> > > It's the URL field that you are interested in, you can retrieve that
> > > freely. I do not know if there is an expiry time for it, there might
> be.
> > > You can extract templates, snapshots of the volumes of stopped VMs.
> > >
> > > HTH
> > > Lucian
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!
> > >
> > > Nux!
> > > www.nux.ro
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "chris" <cdcasey@gmail.com>
> > > To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
> > > Sent: Friday, 13 June, 2014 12:19:47 AM
> > > Subject: Possible to upload/download a VM?
> > >
> > > I'm trying to figure out a way to programmatically upload and download
> VM
> > > images, and I haven't yet found anything in the docs or playing around
> in
> > > the UI that jumps out at me.
> > >
> > > To download from OpenStack, the story I would follow is
> > > 1) Snapshot a VM. This would create an image (or set of images) that I
> > > could easily download from glance (the image storage service)
> > > 2) Download the resulting image(s).
> > >
> > > Uploading is just as straightforward:
> > > 1) Upload to glance
> > > 2) Create an instance.
> > >
> > > I can see from what I've looked at so far that CloudStack does things a
> > bit
> > > differently. Is there a path to what I want to accomplish? Templates &
> > > Volumes don't look to have quite what I want, but I could be wrong.
> > Looking
> > > at the UI, I couldn't even figure out how to upload local files, only
> > files
> > > being served up via HTTP or FTP.
> > >
> > > I'm currently using the .NET SDK and CloudStack 4.2.1. I've got to say,
> > as
> > > SDKs go, this one has been pretty great to work with. I'm just stumped
> by
> > > this task.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Chris
> > >
> >
>

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