Here’s a quick and dirty way to download your entire Rackspace Cloud Files container. This comes up a lot at work.
# Debian / Ubuntu systems apt-get install python-pip
# CentOS and Redhat Systems yum install python-pip pip install swiftly
Once you have installed swiftly, you will want to configure your swiftly client. This is also relatively easy.
# create a file in your ‘home’ environment. Using ~ is the root users directory
# if logged in as root on a unix server
You will want to edit the file above
The file needs to look exactly like the text below:
[swiftly] auth_user = yourmycloudusername auth_key = yourapikey auth_url = https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0 region = LON
To save in pico you type CTRL + O
You have now installed swiftly, and configured swiftly. You should then be able to simply run the command:
Running swiftly to download all containers/files on Rackspace Cloud Files
swiftly get --all-objects --output=mycloudfiles/
This comes up a lot, I am sure that some people out there will appreciate this!