Agent User Guide

Agent User Guide

Before Start

Freezer will automatically add prefix “freezer” to the container name, where it is provided by the user and doesn’t already start with this prefix. If no container name is provided, the default is “freezer_backups”.

The execution options can be set from the command line and/or config file in ini format. There’s an example of the job config file available in freezer/freezer/specs/job-backup.conf.example.

Command line options always precedes options in config file.

Backup Options

Freezer Agent can be used as standalone backup tool from command line. In it is most simple form, you can run commands to backup your data to OpenStack Swift, local directory or remote SSH.

Basic File System Backup

Here is the most basic use example:

# On Linux
sudo freezer-agent --path-to-backup [/data/dir/to/backup] \
--container freezer_[new-data-to-backup] --backup-name [my-backup-name]

# On Windows (need admin rights)
freezer-agent --action backup --mode fs --backup-name [testwindows] \
--path-to-backup "[C:\path\to\backup]" --container freezer_[new-windows-backup] \
--log-file  [C:\path\to\log\freezer.log]

By default –mode fs is set. The command would generate a compressed tar gzip file of the directory “/data/dir/to/backup”. The generated file will be segmented in stream and uploaded in the swift container called freezer_new-data-backup, with backup name my-backup-name.

Now you can check /var/log/freezer.log file or in Windows C:pathtologfreezer.log if your backup job finished successfully.

MongoDB Backup With LVM Snapshot

If backed up system has LVM system, Freezer can use LVM Snapshot feature to freezes the file system. This will prevent data corruption for volumes that contains data bases.

First let’s check where your MongoDB database files are located:

mount -l

Once we know the volume on which our Mongo data is mounted, we can get the volume group and logical volume info:

sudo vgdisplay

sudo lvdisplay

Now let’s start MongoDB backup with LVM Snapshot:

sudo freezer-agent --lvm-srcvol [logical/volume/path] \
--lvm-dirmount /var/lib/snapshot-backup \
--lvm-volgroup [lvm-group-name] \
--path-to-backup /var/lib/snapshot-backup/mongod_ops2 \
--container freezer_[container-name-for-new-backup] \
--exclude "*.lock" --mode mongo --backup-name [name-for-new-backup]

Now freezer-agent creates an LVM snapshot of the volume [logical/volume/path]. If no options are provided, the default snapshot name is “freezer_backup_snap”. The snapshot volume will be mounted automatically on /var/lib/snapshot-backup and the backup metadata and segments will be uploaded in the container freezer_[container-name-for-new-backup] with the name [name-for-new-backup].

System Backup With LVM Snapshot

Freezer can take full system backup with LVM Snapshot:

sudo freezer-agent --lvm-srcvol [logical/volume/path] \
--lvm-dirmount /var/snapshot-backup \
--lvm-volgroup jenkins
--path-to-backup /var/snapshot-backup \
--container freezer_jenkins-backup-prod \
--exclude "\*.lock" \
--mode fs \
--backup-name jenkins-ops2

MySQL Backup With LVM Snapshot

MySQL backup require a basic configuration file. The following is an example of the config.

Create following config file:

sudo vi /root/.freezer/db.conf
host = []
user = [mysql-user-name]
password = [mysql-user-password]

Execute a MySQL backup using LVM Snapshot:

sudo freezer-agent --lvm-srcvol /dev/mysqlvg/mysqlvol \
--lvm-dirmount /var/snapshot-backup \
--lvm-volgroup mysqlvg \
--path-to-backup /var/snapshot-backup
--mysql-conf /root/.freezer/freezer-mysql.conf \
--container freezer_mysql-backup-prod \
--mode mysql \
--backup-name mysql-ops002

Cinder Backups

Cinder has its own mechanism for backups, and freezer supports it. But it also allows creating a glance image from volume and uploading to swift.

To use standard cinder backups please provide –cindernative-vol-id argument.

To make a cinder backup you should provide cinder-vol-id or cindernative-vol-id parameter in command line arguments. Freezer doesn’t do any additional checks and assumes that making a backup of that image will be sufficient to restore your data in future.

Execute a cinder backup:

freezer-agent --cinder-vol-id [cinder-volume-id]

Execute a MySQL backup with cinder:

freezer-agent --mysql-conf /root/.freezer/freezer-mysql.conf \
--container freezer_mysql-backup-prod \
--mode mysql \
--backup-name mysql-ops002 \
--cinder-vol-id [cinder-volume-id]

Nova Backups

If you provide nova argument in parameters, freezer assumes that all necessary data is located on instance disk and it can be successfully stored using nova snapshot mechanism.

For example if we want to store our mysql located on instance disk, we will execute the same actions like in the case of lvm or tar snapshots, but we will invoke nova snapshot instead of lvm or tar.

After that we will place snapshot to swift container as dynamic large object.

container/%instance_id%/%timestamp% <- large object with metadata container_segments/%instance_id%/%timestamp%/segments…

Restore will create a snapshot from stored data and restore an instance from this snapshot. Instance will have different id and old instance should be terminated manually.

To make a nova backup you should provide a nova parameter in the arguments. Freezer doesn’t do any additional checks and assumes that making a backup of that instance will be sufficient to restore your data in future.

Execute a nova backup:

freezer-agent --nova-inst-id [nova-instance-id]

Execute a MySQL backup with nova:

freezer-agent --mysql-conf /root/.freezer/freezer-mysql.conf \
--container freezer_mysql-backup-prod \
--mode mysql \
--backup-name mysql-ops002
--nova-inst-id [nova-instance-id]

Note: All the freezer-agent activities are logged into /var/log/freezer.log.

Storage Options

Freezer can use following storage technologies to backup the data:

  • OpenStack Swift Object Storage
  • Local Directory (Can be NFS mounted directory)
  • SSH

Swift Object Storage Backup/Restore

Default storage option for Freezer is Swift. If you do not specify “–storage” option Freezer will use Swift Object Storage. “–storage swift” option can be specified in order to use Swift.

Backup example:

sudo freezer-agent --path-to-backup [/data/dir/to/backup] \
--container freezer-[container] --backup-name [my-backup-name] \
--storage swift

Restore example:

sudo freezer-agent --action restore --restore-abs-path [/data/dir/to/backup]
--container freezer-[container] [--backup-name my-backup-name]
--storage swift

Local Storage Backup/Restore

Freezer can use local directory as target backup location. This directory can be NFS,CIFS,SAMBA or other network file systems mounted directory.

To use local storage “–storage local” must be specified. And “–container %path-to-folder-with-backups%” option must be present.

Backup example:

sudo freezer-agent --path-to-backup [/data/dir/to/backup]
--container /tmp/my_backup_path/ [--backup-name my-backup-name]
--storage local

Restore example:

sudo freezer-agent --action restore \
--restore-abs-path [/data/dir/to/backup]
--container /tmp/my_backup_path/ \
--backup-name [my-backup-name]
--storage local

SSH Storage Backup/Restore

Freezer can use ssh to backup the data in fould on remote server. This option will turn any Linux server to backup storage.

To use ssh storage specify “–storage ssh” And use “–container %path-to-folder-with-backups-on-remote-machine%” Also you should specify ssh-username, ssh-key and ssh-host parameters. ssh-port is optional parameter, default is 22.

In order to use SSH to backup, “–storage ssh” and “–container %path-to-folder-with-backups-on-remote-machine%” options must be specified. Also ssh-username, ssh-host parameters must be supplied. ssh-port parameter is optional and Freezer use default ssh port 22 if not specified.

Backup example:

sudo freezer-agent --path-to-backup [/data/dir/to/backup] \
--container /remote-machine-path/ \
--backup-name my-backup-name
--storage ssh --ssh-username [ssh-user-name] --ssh-key ~/.ssh/id_rsa

Restore example:

sudo freezer-agent  --action restore \
--restore-abs-pat [/data/dir/to/backup] \
--container /remote-machine-path/ \
--backup-name my-backup-name
--storage ssh --ssh-username ubuntu --ssh-key ~/.ssh/id_rsa



  • As a general rule, when you execute a restore, the application that writes or reads data should be stopped.
  • There are 3 main options that need to be set for data restore

File System Restore

Following example shows how to restore backup named “adminui.git”:

sudo freezer-agent --action restore --container freezer_adminui_git
--backup-name adminui.git
--hostname [hostname-of-the-server] \
--restore-abs-path /home/git/repositories/adminui.git/
--restore-from-date "2014-05-23T23:23:23"

MySQL Restore

Execute a MySQL restore of the backup name holly-mysql.

Let’s stop mysql service first:

sudo service mysql stop

Execute restore:

sudo freezer-agent --action restore \
--container freezer_foobar-container-2 \
--backup-name mysql-prod --hostname [server-host-name]
--restore-abs-path /var/lib/mysql \
--restore-from-date "2014-05-23T23:23:23"

Start MySQL:

sudo service mysql start

MongoDB Restore

Execute a MongoDB restore of the backup name mongobigdata:

sudo freezer-agent --action restore \
--container freezer_foobar-container-2
--backup-name mongobigdata \
--hostname db-HP-DL380-host-001
--restore-abs-path /var/lib/mongo \
--restore-from-date "2014-05-23T23:23:23"

Cinder Restore

Cinder restore currently creates a volume with the contents of the saved one, but doesn’t implement deattach of existing volume and attach of the new one to the vm.

You should implement these steps manually. To create a new volume from existing content run next command:

freezer-agent --action restore --cinder-vol-id [cinder-volume-id]

freezer-agent --action restore --cindernative-vol-id [cinder-volume-id]

Nova Restore

Nova restore currently creates an instance with the content of saved one, but the ip address of the vm will be different as well as it’s id.

Execute a nova restore:

freezer-agent --action restore --nova-inst-id [nova-instance-id]

Local Storage Restore

sudo freezer-agent --action restore --container /local_backup_storage/ \
--backup-name adminui.git \
--hostname git-HP-DL380-host-001 \
--restore-abs-path /home/git/repositories/adminui.git/ \
--restore-from-date "2014-05-23T23:23:23" \
--storage local

Parallel Backup

Parallel backup can be executed only by config file. In config file you should create n additional sections that start with “storage:”


[storage:my_storage1], [storage:ssh], [storage:storage3]

Each storage section should have ‘container’ argument and all parameters related to the storage.


ssh-username, ssh-port

For swift storage you should provide additional parameter called ‘osrc’ Osrc should be a path to file with OpenStack Credentials like:

export OS_AUTH_URL=http://[keystone_url]:5000/v3
export OS_PROJECT_NAME=[project_name]
export OS_USERNAME=[username]
export OS_PASSWORD=[password]
export OS_USER_DOMAIN_NAME=Default
export OS_CACERT=/etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt

Example of Config file for two local storages and one swift storage:

action = backup
mode = fs
path_to_backup = /foo/
backup_name = mytest6
always_level = 2
max_segment_size = 67108864
container = /tmp/backup/
storage = local

container = /tmp/backup1/

container = /tmp/backup2/

container = test
osrc = openrc.osrc

Freezer Scheduler

The freezer-scheduler is one of the two freezer components which is run on the client nodes; the other one being the freezer-agent. It has a double role: it is used both to start the scheduler process, and as a cli-tool which allows the user to interact with the API.

The freezer-scheduler process can be started/stopped in daemon mode using the usual positional arguments:

freezer-scheduler start|stop

It can be also be started as a foreground process using the –no-daemon flag:

freezer-scheduler --no-daemon start

This can be useful for testing purposes, when launched in a Docker container, or by a babysitting process such as systemd.

The cli-tool version is used to manage the jobs in the API. A “job” is basically a container; a document which contains one or more “actions”. An action contains the instructions for the freezer-agent. They are the same parameters that would be passed to the agent on the command line. For example: “backup_name”, “path_to_backup”, “max_level”

To sum it up, a job is a sequence of parameters that the scheduler pulls from the API and passes to a newly spawned freezer-agent process at the right time.

The scheduler understands the “scheduling” part of the job document, which it uses to actually schedule the job, while the rest of the parameters are substantially opaque.

It may also be useful to use the “-c” parameter to specify the client-id that the scheduler will use when interacting with the API.

The purpose of the client-id is to associate a job with the scheduler instance which is supposed to execute that job.

A single openstack user could manage different resources on different nodes (and actually may even have different freezer-scheduler instances running on the same node with different local privileges, for example), and the client-id allows him to associate the specific scheduler instance with its specific jobs.

When not provided with a custom client-id, the scheduler falls back to the default which is composed from the tenant-id and the hostname of the machine on which it is running.

The first step to use the scheduler is creating a document with the job:

vi test_job.json

  "job_actions": [
          "freezer_action": {
              "action": "backup",
              "mode": "fs",
              "backup_name": "backup1",
              "path_to_backup": "/home/me/datadir",
              "container": "schedule_backups",
              "log_file": "/home/me/.freezer/freezer.log"
          "max_retries": 3,
          "max_retries_interval": 60
  "job_schedule": {
      "schedule_interval": "4 hours",
      "schedule_start_date": "2015-08-16T17:58:00"
  "description": "schedule_backups 6"

Then upload that job into the API:

freezer-scheduler -c node12 job-create --file test_job.json

The newly created job can be found with:

freezer-scheduler -c node12 job-list

Its content can be read with:

freezer-scheduler -c node12 job-get -j [job_id]

The scheduler can be started on the target node with:

freezer-scheduler -c node12 -i 15 -f ~/job_dir start

The scheduler could have already been started. As soon as the freezer-scheduler contacts the API, it fetches the job and schedules it.

Freezer Agent Options

Available Options

usage: freezer-agent [-h] [--action ACTION] [--always-level ALWAYS_LEVEL]
             [--backup-name BACKUP_NAME]
             [--cinder-vol-id CINDER_VOL_ID]
             [--cindernative-vol-id CINDERNATIVE_VOL_ID]
             [--command COMMAND] [--compression COMPRESSION]
             [--config CONFIG] [--config-dir DIR] [--config-file PATH]
             [--container CONTAINER] [--debug]
             [--dereference-symlink DEREFERENCE_SYMLINK]
             [--download-limit DOWNLOAD_LIMIT] [--dry-run]
             [--encrypt-pass-file ENCRYPT_PASS_FILE]
             [--exclude EXCLUDE] [--hostname HOSTNAME] [--insecure]
             [--log-config-append PATH]
             [--log-date-format DATE_FORMAT] [--log-dir LOG_DIR]
             [--log-file PATH] [--log-format FORMAT]
             [--lvm-auto-snap LVM_AUTO_SNAP]
             [--lvm-dirmount LVM_DIRMOUNT]
             [--lvm-snap-perm LVM_SNAPPERM]
             [--lvm-snapname LVM_SNAPNAME]
             [--lvm-snapsize LVM_SNAPSIZE] [--lvm-srcvol LVM_SRCVOL]
             [--lvm-volgroup LVM_VOLGROUP] [--max-level MAX_LEVEL]
             [--max-priority MAX_PRIORITY]
             [--max-segment-size MAX_SEGMENT_SIZE]
             [--metadata-out METADATA_OUT] [--mode MODE]
             [--mysql-conf MYSQL_CONF]
             [--no-incremental NO_INCREMENTAL] [--nodebug]
             [--nodry-run] [--noinsecure] [--nooverwrite] [--noquiet]
             [--nouse-syslog] [--nouse-syslog-rfc-format]
             [--nova-inst-id NOVA_INST_ID] [--noverbose]
             [--os-identity-api-version OS_IDENTITY_API_VERSION]
             [--overwrite] [--path-to-backup PATH_TO_BACKUP]
             [--proxy PROXY] [--quiet]
             [--remove-from-date REMOVE_FROM_DATE]
             [--remove-older-than REMOVE_OLDER_THAN]
             [--restart-always-level RESTART_ALWAYS_LEVEL]
             [--restore-abs-path RESTORE_ABS_PATH]
             [--restore-from-date RESTORE_FROM_DATE]
             [--snapshot SNAPSHOT] [--sql-server-conf SQL_SERVER_CONF]
             [--ssh-host SSH_HOST] [--ssh-key SSH_KEY]
             [--ssh-port SSH_PORT] [--ssh-username SSH_USERNAME]
             [--storage STORAGE]
             [--syslog-log-facility SYSLOG_LOG_FACILITY]
             [--upload-limit UPLOAD_LIMIT] [--use-syslog]
             [--use-syslog-rfc-format] [--verbose] [--version]

Optional Arguments

-h, --help show this help message and exit
--action ACTION
 Set the action to be taken. backup and restore are self explanatory, info is used to retrieve info from the storage media, exec is used to execute a script, while admin is used to delete old backups and other admin actions. Default backup.
--always-level ALWAYS_LEVEL
 Set backup maximum level used with tar to implement incremental backup. If a level 3 is specified, the backup will be executed from level 0 to level 3 and to that point always a backup level 3 will be executed. It will not restart from level 0. This option has precedence over –max-backup-level. Default False (Disabled)
 The backup name you want to use to identify your backup on Swift
--cinder-vol-id CINDER_VOL_ID
 Id of cinder volume for backup
--cindernative-vol-id CINDERNATIVE_VOL_ID
 Id of cinder volume for native backup
--command COMMAND
 Command executed by exec action
--compression COMPRESSION
 compression algorithm to use. gzip is default algorithm
--config CONFIG
 Config file abs path. Option arguments are provided from config file. When config file is used any option from command line provided take precedence.
--config-dir DIR
 Path to a config directory to pull *.conf files from. This file set is sorted, so as 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.
--config-file PATH
 Path to a config file to use. Multiple config files can be specified, with values in later files taking precedence. Defaults to None.
 The Swift container (or path to local storage) used to upload files to
--debug, -d If set to true, the logging level will be set to DEBUG instead of the default INFO level.
--dereference-symlink DEREFERENCE_SYMLINK
 Follow hard and soft links and archive and dump the files they refer to. Default False.
--download-limit DOWNLOAD_LIMIT
 Download bandwidth limit in Bytes per sec. Can be invoked with dimensions (10K, 120M, 10G).
--dry-run Do everything except writing or removing objects
--encrypt-pass-file ENCRYPT_PASS_FILE
 Passing a private key to this option, allow you to encrypt the files before to be uploaded in Swift. Default do not encrypt.
--exclude EXCLUDE
 Exclude files,given as a PATTERN.Ex: –exclude ‘*.log’ will exclude any file with name ending with .log. Default no exclude
--hostname HOSTNAME, --restore_from_host HOSTNAME
 Set hostname to execute actions. If you are executing freezer from one host but you want to delete objects belonging to another host then you can set this option that hostname and execute appropriate actions. Default current node hostname.
--insecure Allow to access swift servers without checking SSL certs.
--log-config-append PATH, --log_config PATH
 The name of a logging configuration file. This file is appended to any existing logging configuration files. For details about logging configuration files, see the Python logging module documentation. Note that when logging configuration files are used all logging configuration is defined in the configuration file and other logging configuration options are ignored.
--log-date-format DATE_FORMAT
 Defines the format string for %(asctime)s in log records. Default: None . This option is ignored if log_config_append is set.
--log-dir LOG_DIR, --logdir LOG_DIR
 (Optional) The base directory used for relative log_file paths. This option is ignored if log_config_append is set.
--log-file PATH, --logfile PATH
 (Optional) Name of log file to send logging output to. If no default is set, logging will go to stderr as defined by use_stderr. This option is ignored if log_config_append is set.
--log-format FORMAT
 DEPRECATED. A logging.Formatter log message format string which may use any of the available logging.LogRecord attributes. This option is deprecated. Please use logging_context_format_string and logging_default_format_string instead. This option is ignored if log_config_append is set.
--lvm-auto-snap LVM_AUTO_SNAP
 Automatically guess the volume group and volume name for given PATH.
--lvm-dirmount LVM_DIRMOUNT
 Set the directory you want to mount the lvm snapshot to. If not provided, a unique name will be generated with thebasename /var/lib/freezer
--lvm-snap-perm LVM_SNAPPERM
 Set the lvm snapshot permission to use. If the permission is set to ro The snapshot will be immutable - read only -. If the permission is set to rw it will be mutable
--lvm-snapname LVM_SNAPNAME
 Set the name of the snapshot that will be created. If not provided, a unique name will be generated.
--lvm-snapsize LVM_SNAPSIZE
 Set the lvm snapshot size when creating a new snapshot. Please add G for Gigabytes or M for Megabytes, i.e. 500M or 8G. It is also possible to use percentages as with the -l option of lvm, i.e. 80%FREE Default 1G.
--lvm-srcvol LVM_SRCVOL
 Set the lvm volume you want to take a snaphost from. Default no volume
--lvm-volgroup LVM_VOLGROUP
 Specify the volume group of your logical volume. This is important to mount your snapshot volume. Default not set
--max-level MAX_LEVEL
 Set the backup level used with tar to implement incremental backup. If a level 1 is specified but no level 0 is already available, a level 0 will be done and subsequently backs to level 1. Default 0 (No Incremental)
--max-priority MAX_PRIORITY
 Set the cpu process to the highest priority (i.e. -20 on Linux) and real-time for I/O. The process priority will be set only if nice and ionice are installed Default disabled. Use with caution.
 Set the maximum file chunk size in bytes to upload to swift Default 33554432 bytes (32MB)
--metadata-out METADATA_OUT
 Set the filename to which write the metadata regarding the backup metrics. Use ‘-‘ to output to standard output.
--mode MODE, -m MODE
 Set the technology to back from. Options are, fs (filesystem),mongo (MongoDB), mysql (MySQL), sqlserver (SQL Server) Default set to fs
--mysql-conf MYSQL_CONF
 Set the MySQL configuration file where freezer retrieve important information as db_name, user, password, host, port. Following is an example of config file: # backup_mysql_confhost = <db-host>user = <mysqluser>password = <mysqlpass>port = <db-port>
--no-incremental NO_INCREMENTAL
 Disable incremental feature. By default freezer build the meta data even for level 0 backup. By setting this option incremental meta data is not created at all. Default disabled
--nodebug The inverse of –debug
--nodry-run The inverse of –dry-run
--noinsecure The inverse of –insecure
--nooverwrite The inverse of –overwrite
--noquiet The inverse of –quiet
--nouse-syslog The inverse of –use-syslog
 The inverse of –use-syslog-rfc-format
--nova-inst-id NOVA_INST_ID
 Id of nova instance for backup
--noverbose The inverse of –verbose
 The inverse of –watch-log-file
--os-identity-api-version OS_IDENTITY_API_VERSION, --os_auth_ver OS_IDENTITY_API_VERSION
 OpenStack identity api version, can be 1, 2, 2.0 or 3
--overwrite With overwrite removes files from restore path before restore.
--path-to-backup PATH_TO_BACKUP, -F PATH_TO_BACKUP
 The file or directory you want to back up to Swift
--proxy PROXY Enforce proxy that alters system HTTP_PROXY and HTTPS_PROXY, use ‘’ to eliminate all system proxies
--quiet, -q Suppress error messages
--remove-from-date REMOVE_FROM_DATE
 Checks the specified container and removes objects older than the provided datetime in the form ‘YYYY-MM- DDThh:mm:ss’ i.e. ‘1974-03-25T23:23:23’. Make sure the ‘T’ is between date and time
 Checks in the specified container for object older than the specified days. If i.e. 30 is specified, it will remove the remote object older than 30 days. Default False (Disabled) The option –remove-older- then is deprecated and will be removed soon
--restart-always-level RESTART_ALWAYS_LEVEL
 Restart the backup from level 0 after n days. Valid only if –always-level option if set. If –always- level is used together with –remove-older-than, there might be the chance where the initial level 0 will be removed. Default False (Disabled)
--restore-abs-path RESTORE_ABS_PATH
 Set the absolute path where you want your data restored. Default False.
--restore-from-date RESTORE_FROM_DATE
 Set the date of the backup from which you want to restore.This will select the most recent backup previous to the specified date (included). Example: if the last backup was created at ‘2016-03-22T14:29:01’ and restore-from-date is set to ‘2016-03-22T14:29:01’, the backup will be restored successfully. The same for any date after that, even if the provided date is in the future. However if restore-from-date is set to ‘2016-03-22T14:29:00’ or before, that backup will not be found. Please provide datetime in format ‘YYYY-MM- DDThh:mm:ss’ i.e. ‘1979-10-03T23:23:23’. Make sure the ‘T’ is between date and time Default None.
--snapshot SNAPSHOT, -s SNAPSHOT
 Create a snapshot of the fs containing the resource to backup. When used, the lvm parameters will be guessed and/or the default values will be used, on windows it will invoke vssadmin
--sql-server-conf SQL_SERVER_CONF
 Set the SQL Server configuration file where freezer retrieve the sql server instance. Following is an example of config file: instance = <db-instance>
--ssh-host SSH_HOST
 Remote host for ssh storage only
--ssh-key SSH_KEY
 Path to ssh-key for ssh storage only
--ssh-port SSH_PORT
 Remote port for ssh storage only (default 22)
--ssh-username SSH_USERNAME
 Remote username for ssh storage only
--storage STORAGE
 Storage for backups. Can be Swift or Local now. Swift is default storage now. Local stores backups on the same defined path and swift will store files in container.
--syslog-log-facility SYSLOG_LOG_FACILITY
 Syslog facility to receive log lines. This option is ignored if log_config_append is set.
--upload-limit UPLOAD_LIMIT
 Upload bandwidth limit in Bytes per sec. Can be invoked with dimensions (10K, 120M, 10G).
--use-syslog Use syslog for logging. Existing syslog format is DEPRECATED and will be changed later to honor RFC5424. This option is ignored if log_config_append is set.
 Enables or disables syslog rfc5424 format for logging. If enabled, prefixes the MSG part of the syslog message with APP-NAME (RFC5424). This option is ignored if log_config_append is set.
--verbose, -v If set to false, the logging level will be set to WARNING instead of the default INFO level.
--version show program’s version number and exit
 Uses logging handler designed to watch file system. When log file is moved or removed this handler will open a new log file with specified path instantaneously. It makes sense only if log_file option is specified and Linux platform is used. This option is ignored if log_config_append is set.



To get an updated sample of freezer-scheduler configuration you the following command:

oslo-config-generator --config-file config-generator/scheduler.conf

Update sample file will be generated in etc/scheduler.conf.sample


To list options available in freezer-agent use the following command:

oslo-config-generator --namespace freezer --namespace oslo.log

this will print all options to the screen you direct the output to a file if you want:

oslo-config-generator --namespace freezer --namespace oslo.log --output-file etc/agent.conf.sample

Dependencies Notes

In stable/kilo and stable/liberty the module peppep3134daemon is imported from local path rather than pip. This generated many issues as the package is not in the global-requirements.txt of kilo and liberty. Also pbr in the kilo release does not support env markers which further complicated the installation.

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