Syncing static files to cloud services

The StaticContainer part allows static assets to be synchronised from one container to another. The primary use case is to upload assets from your local drive to the cloud.

A simple invocation looks like this:

new StaticContainer as my_static_files:
    source: local/path

    destination:
        id: S3
        key: yourawskey
        secret: yourawssecret
        container: target_container

This will sync the contents of a local folder to a destination container.

If the source and destination have incompatible approaches to hashing StaticContainer will automatically generate and store a manifest in the target destination.

Any service that can be used as a destination can also be used as a source, so this also works:

new StaticContainer as my_static_files:
    source:
        id: S3
        key: yourawskey
        secret: yourawssecret
        container: source_container

    destination:
        id: S3
        key: yourawskey
        secret: yourawssecret
        container: target_container

Options

There are 2 main options for StaticContainer. The source and destination.

source can either be a simple string with a path to local files or it can describe a libcloud driver:

source:
    id: S3
    key: yourawskey
    secret: yourawssecret
    container: source_container

The destination must be a set of driver parameters as above.

The exact options vary based on the driver that you use, and this is covered in more detail below.

Supported drivers

Using libcloud to implement this part allows us to support a number of DNS services. Some of these receive more extensive real world testing than others and are listed in this section.

Local files

You can synchronise from and to any folder that is accessible locally use the LOCAL driver:

new StaticContainer as my_static_files:
    source: ~/source

    destination:
        id: LOCAL
        key: yourawskey
        secret: yourawssecret
        container: target_container

S3

The driver id for S3 is S3:

new StaticContainer as my_static_files:
    source: ~/source

    destination:
        id: S3
        key: yourawskey
        secret: yourawssecret
        container: target_container

Community supported drivers

By using libcloud to support the services in the previous section, the following services are also available:

Azure Blobs

CloudFiles

Google Storage

Nimbus

Ninefold

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