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A Python client for the Rackspace Cloud Backup API.

Project Description
Cloud Backup API Python SDK

:version: 0.19.3
:Presentations: `Introduction`_
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Welcome to the Python bindings to the Rackspace Cloud Backup
API. These bindings will help you make the most of the Cloud Backup
system and integrate it into your workflows.

**Table of Contents**

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:depth: 2
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* Python 2.7 and 3.3+ supported
* Easy to install (pip)
* Easy to test (nose + tox)
* Designed to be easy to use with `ipython`_
- Tab-completion and smart introspection
- verbs map to object functions: backup.start()
- nouns map to object properties:

I'll let the code speak for ease of use:

.. code-block:: python

from rcbu.client.client import Client
from rcbu.client.connection import Connection
import rcbu.client.backup_configuration as backup_config

conn = Connection('username', 'dfw',
client = Client(conn)
myconf = backup_config.from_file('backup_config.json', conn)

# Upload a new backup configuration to the Backup API

backup = client.create_backup(myconf)
status = backup.start()

# block here until the backup completes
# polls once a minute by default

# easy reporting and checking for success
report =

Check out the `backup_config.json`_


Make sure you have libgmp, libssl, and the Python development headers installed::

sudo apt-get install libgmp-dev libssl-dev python-dev
sudo apt-get install libgmp-dev libssl-dev python3-dev # for Py3

On Windows, make sure that the proper Visual Studio path is configured::


.. code-block:: bash

pip install git+


Some simple guidelines:

* Unit tests for new features
* Keep the code clean - flake8
* Be wary of warnings and errors - pylint
* >95% code coverage - keep it strong
* Be `Pythonic`_

For more details, checkout the `Contributing`_ guide.

If you have any questions, please check in with Alejandro Cabrera

.. _Pythonic:
.. _backup_config.json:
.. _ipython:
.. _Introduction:
.. _Contributing:
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