The loopback device serves as a virtual disk to hold the Object Storage service data.

1

If you are logged out, log back in to the Object Storage service.

a

Using SSH, log in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack manager.

b

From the VMware Integrated OpenStack manager, use SSH to log in to the Object Storage node.

c

Switch to root user.

sudo su -
2

Create the loopback device.

truncate -s 10GB /srv/swift-disk
mkfs.xfs /srv/swift-disk
3

Modify the /etc/fstab table file.

/srv/swift-disk /srv/node/sdb1 xfs loop,noatime,nodiratime,nobarrier,logbufs=8 0 0
4

Mount the loopback device.

mkdir -p /srv/node/sdb1
mount /srv/node/sdb1
chown -R swift:swift /srv/node

You can now create the rsyncd.conf file to en able the rsync service. See Enable the rsync Service.