We are continuously working on improving our cloud platform. Most of this work stays hidden behind the curtains but we also created a few new features for customer use in the last few months.
Link to status page
We've added a direct link to the ElasticHosts status page on the control panel. You can find it in the Support menu.
A new note field has been added to the configuration page of every object that has one - servers, drives, and folders - on the control panel. Any notes put there will be exposed as a tooltip on the control panel itself.
Making notes has been supported on the API level for quite some time. Those notes are associated to the
user:note key on the API. The API supports arbitrary
user:xxxx keys for you to add additional meta-data.
Remote image pulling
We’ve added the ability to pull an uncompressed image from an http/https URL straight onto a new drive. This can be done by adding a new drive to the account with "Remote Image" as type. After this, you can enter the remote image's URL and optionally the checksum to ensure data integrity.
Updated elastichosts-upload script
The updated script has a new
-f flag for uploading directories as Folder objects.
Also, the script will now make several attempts to auto-resume transfer in case it was interrupted. The default number of retries is 5, but you can change this with the
-r (retries) flag.
You can download the updated tool from the API page.