[openstack-dev] [nova][searchlight] When do instances get removed from Searchlight?

Balazs Gibizer balazs.gibizer at ericsson.com
Mon Mar 6 14:56:08 UTC 2017

On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 3:06 PM, Lei Zhang <lei12zhang12 at gmail.com> 
> On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 1:21 AM, Matt Riedemann <mriedemos at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> So I'm wondering at what point instances stored in searchlight will 
>> be removed. Maybe there is already an answer to this and the 
>> searchlight team can just inform me. Otherwise we might need to 
>> think about data retention policies and how long a deleted instances 
>> will be stored in searchlight before it's removed. Again, I'm not 
>> sure if nova would control this or if it's something searchlight 
>> supports already.
> Hi,
> Currently Searchlight doesn't capture soft delete notifications and 
> simply remove instance from ES if real delete notification comes. If 
> these two kind of notifications can be distinguished we could fix 
> this issue by marking the document in the ES instead of removing it. 
> And we also need to capture some extra notifications like 
> restore(suppose it exists) .

Yes, there is instance.restore notification [1] to match 


[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/331972/
> About data retention policies, I'm not sure if something like ttl to 
> define how long a deleted instance should be stored in searchlight is 
> enough. I know Nova has cli to purge the database about deleted 
> instances, if there are no notification emitted for these operations, 
> it's impossible for searchlight to know when these delete instances 
> are removed.

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