Drizzle now available on Mosso

Mosso the Rackspace Cloud now has a Drizzle developer image much like the first Drizzle AMI on EC2.

The Mosso interface is definitely different, it’s a GUI, and I definitely prefer CLI, but it’s a simpler navigation for a new user. I suspect an API may be available.

I had an issue with the backup process, more the lack of feedback. The Knowledge Base didn’t help, so both calling and Live Chat directed me ultimately to the same person. I also found a bug in the backup process, that is being able to select an incomplete backup to try and launch a new server. I talked to Support about and apparently already known.

And in true open source form, the Drizzle version is actually one point higher then yesterday’s AWS image.

I don’t know how to *publish* this backup so others can try it. Something on the list of things to do, however I was able to verify my backup with a new instance.

$ drizzle
Welcome to the Drizzle client..  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your Drizzle connection id is 2
Server version: 2009.04.998 Source distribution

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.

drizzle>
drizzle> select version();
+-------------+
| version()   |
+-------------+
| 2009.04.998 |
+-------------+
1 row in set (0 sec)

drizzle> select count(*) from sakila.film;
+----------+
| count(*) |
+----------+
|     1000 |
+----------+
1 row in set (0.18 sec)

One Response to “Drizzle now available on Mosso”

  1. Bret Piatt says:

    Thank you for your efforts on this. I’d love to talk with you about your experience in more detail to see how I can help.

    Regarding API to launch a new Cloud Server: It is in development coming in the next month.

    On the backups, they currently can’t be published to share with others. That is also a high priority item on our roadmap you’ll see after the API release.

    Bret Piatt
    Rackspace Hosting