# Pyrax Container Sync Update

## Less data transfer.

My initial draft of the cf_pyrax.py script used in my automation deleted all the contents of a Cloud Files container, and then re-uploaded this content. This process was inefficient and also caused issues loading the site while this process was running.

I have now updated this script to use the new sync_folder_to_container method from pyrax. This method was introduced to pyrax in this commit. Make sure you update your pyrax modules before using this new script.

pip install --upgrade pyrax


I identified this problem in Issue #4, and you can find the code changes in the following commits:

There is an interesting issue in pyrax where the default encoding doesn’t seem to be set if you aren’t using a pyrax.cfg. Make sure you leave the default encoding setting, or you will run into this problem as well.

You can download the new cf_pyrax.py and get started with this more efficient process.

Update: You might want to check out turbolift for your Cloud Files uploading needs. You can see usage in my circle.yml.