Make images out of your Softlayer virtual servers, painlessly
snaplayer is a minimalist python command line tool for easily list and capture your Softlayer virtual servers into corresponding images with no effort whatsoever.
# First of all, you need to install pip3 install snaplayer # Create a criteria configuration file cat << EOF > my_config.yml hourly: false tags: - cool - cooler domain: cool.io EOF # It's best to list your instances first snaplayer --list my_config.yml # Capture your instances into images! snaplayer --capture my_config.yml
Option # 1: pip
$ pip install snaplayer
Option # 2: from source
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:axltxl/snaplayer.git $ cd snaplayer $ python3 setup.py install
Option # 3: easy_install
$ easy_install snaplayer
From this point you can edit your configuration file
$ vi /etc/snaplayer/snaplayer.yaml
$ snaplayer --capture /path/to/my/custom/snaplayer.yaml
$ snaplayer --list /path/to/my/custom/snaplayer.yaml
$ snaplayer -q
$ snaplayer -d
snaplayer lists and tells Softlayer to capture images based on criteria information extracted from a ‘criteria file’ which is no more than a dead-simple YAML file with a handful key-value pairs, like so:
--- # Example criteria YAML file domain: mydomain.com tags: [mydomain, production] hourly: false monthly: true cpus: 2
Configuration options are correspondent to those of SoftLayer.vs.list_instances
snaplayer [options] (--list | --capture) <config_file>
- --capture Capture instances and create images from them
- --list List instances only
- --version show version number and exit
- --list only list matching instances and exit
- -h | --help show a help message and exit
- -d | --dry-run don’t actually do anything
- -q | --quiet quiet output
- --ll | --log-level=[num] set logging output level
- -l LOG_FILE | --log-file LOG_FILE set log file
There are many ways in which you can contribute to snaplayer. Code patches are just one thing amongst others that you can submit to help the project. We also welcome feedback, bug reports, feature requests, documentation improvements, advertisement and testing.
This is by far the easiest way to contribute something. If you’re using snaplayer for your own benefit, don’t hesitate sharing. Feel free to submit issues and enhancement requests.
Code contributions (patches, new features) are the most obvious way to help with the project’s development. Since this is so common we ask you to follow our workflow to most efficiently work with us. For code contributions, we follow the “fork-and-pull” Git workflow.
1. Fork, then clone your repo on GitHub
git clone email@example.com:your-username/snaplayer.git git add origin upstream https://github.com/axltxl/snaplayer.git
If you already forked the repo, then be sure to merge the most recent changes from “upstream” before making a pull request.
git pull upstream
2. Create a new feature branch in your local repo
git checkout -b my_feature_branch
3. Make your changes, then make sure the tests passes
pyvenv snaplayer-pyve && source snaplayer-pyve/bin/activate python3 setup.py test
4. Commit your changes once done
git commit -a -m "My commit message" git push origin my_feature_branch
- Submit a pull request with your feature branch containing your changes.
Copyright and Licensing
Copyright (c) Alejandro Ricoveri
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