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Python - OpenStack - pickle dump and load

Hi all, hope you can help me. The problem is the following.

I create an object in python, consisting of some lists. I save this object to a file using pickle.dump and load it using pickle.load. Everything works fine and i can still use it as the object i created (access the lists etc.)

But it does not work, when i do the following

  1. create object
  2. pickle.dump locally
  3. upload the dumped file into an OpenStack Cloud
  4. download it again to local
  5. pickle.load the downloaded file

After i load it i just get a string and not the object which means, i cannot access the lists for example.

Any idea what to do? I don’t understand why it should make a difference