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glance-manage - Glance Management Utility


Author [email protected]

Date 2014-01-16

OpenStack LLC


Manual section

Manual group
cloud computing

glance-manage [options]

glance-manage is a utility for managing and configuring a Glance installation. One
important use of glance-manage is to setup the database. To do this run:

glance-manage db_sync

Note: glance-manage commands can be run either like this:

glance-manage db sync

or with the db commands concatenated, like this:

glance-manage db_sync

db This is the prefix for the commands below when used with a space rather than a
_. For example "db version".

This will print the current migration level of a glance database.

db_upgrade <VERSION>
This will take an existing database and upgrade it to the specified VERSION.

db_downgrade <VERSION>
This will take an existing database and downgrade it to the specified VERSION.

Place the database under migration control.

Place a database under migration control and upgrade, creating it first if

Export the metadata definitions into json format. By default the definitions are
exported to /etc/glance/metadefs directory.

Load the metadata definitions into glance database. By default the definitions
are imported from /etc/glance/metadefs directory.

Unload the metadata definitions. Clears the contents of all the glance db tables
including metadef_namespace_resource_types, metadef_tags, metadef_objects,
metadef_resource_types, metadef_namespaces and metadef_properties.

General Options

-h, --help
Show the help message and exit

Print the version number and exit

-v, --verbose
Print more verbose output

Disable verbose output

-d, --debug
Print debugging output (set logging level to DEBUG instead of default
WARNING level)

Disable debugging output

Use syslog for logging

Disable the use of syslog for logging

--syslog-log-facility SYSLOG_LOG_FACILITY
syslog facility to receive log lines

--config-dir DIR
Path to a config directory to pull *.conf files from. This file set is
sorted, to provide a predictable parse order if individual options are
over-ridden. The set is parsed after the file(s) specified via previous
--config-file, arguments hence over-ridden options in the directory take
precedence. This means that configuration from files in a specified
config-dir will always take precedence over configuration from files
specified by --config-file, regardless to argument order.

--config-file PATH
Path to a config file to use. Multiple config files can be specified by
using this flag multiple times, for example, --config-file <file1>
--config-file <file2>. Values in latter files take precedence.

--log-config-append PATH --log-config PATH
The name of logging configuration file. It does not disable existing
loggers, but just appends specified logging configuration to any other
existing logging options. Please see the Python logging module documentation
for details on logging configuration files. The log-config name for this
option is depcrecated.

--log-format FORMAT
A logging.Formatter log message format string which may use any of the
available logging.LogRecord attributes. Default: None

--log-date-format DATE_FORMAT
Format string for %(asctime)s in log records. Default: None

--log-file PATH, --logfile PATH
(Optional) Name of log file to output to. If not set, logging will go to

--log-dir LOG_DIR, --logdir LOG_DIR
(Optional) The directory to keep log files in (will be prepended to

A proper SQLAlchemy connection string as described here

· OpenStack Glance

· Glance bugs are tracked in Launchpad so you can view current bugs at OpenStack Glance

The following paths are searched for a glance-manage.conf file in the following order:

· ~/.glance

· ~/

· /etc/glance

· /etc

All options set in glance-manage.conf override those set in glance-registry.conf and

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