Import / Export Images across network to other fog servers on network via GUI

  • Another wishlist item… We have fog servers in several countries, but all images are built at the home office in the U.S. Currently I am uploading the image to our FOG server and then using SCP from command line in Linux to export the image(s) to other FOG servers on our network. It would be cool to have functionality built in to export or import images these images via GUI rather than using the terminal or an external product like WinSCP.
    As always, Thanks in advance.

  • Excellent George, I will give that a try. Thanks for the feedback!

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    @JYost I am not sure I’d fancy to up- and download images files the being tenths of gigabytes through the web UI (HTTP).

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    There is a configuration (not officially supported) but works. If you have full fog servers at each remote site, but the images are built at HQ. You can add the remote fog servers as storage nodes in the default storage group. For the management ID use fogproject and the password found in /opt/fog/.fogsettings file on each remote fog server. The passwords will be unique per fog server. For the settings you can mirror the storage node settings for the master node, just uncheck the check box for is master. There only master node you should have would be at HQ, the rest are going to appear as storage nodes to the master node.

    So what this will do for you is have the fog replicator replace the image to the remote fog servers. The only thing missing is you will need to export the image definitions from the HQ master FOG server, and import the definitions into the remote fog servers. You will only need to do this when you add new images to the master fog server. This is the unsupported bit so its a workaround.

    For fog images there are 2 parts. The first part is the raw data files. The fog replication task will take care of moving the raw data files to all of the remote fog servers. The second part is the metadata which you have to export and import using the web ui for now.