[openstack-dev] [Nova][Cinder] Feature about volume delete protection

zhangyu (AI) zhangyu11 at huawei.com
Thu Mar 6 08:50:45 UTC 2014

It seems to be an interesting idea. In fact, a China-based public IaaS, QingCloud, has provided a similar feature
to their virtual servers. Within 2 hours after a virtual server is deleted, the server owner can decide whether
or not to cancel this deletion and re-cycle that "deleted" virtual server.

People make mistakes, while such a feature helps in urgent cases. Any idea here?


-----Original Message-----
From: Zhangleiqiang [mailto:zhangleiqiang at huawei.com] 
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2014 2:19 PM
To: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)
Subject: [openstack-dev] [Nova][Cinder] Feature about volume delete protection

Hi all,

Current openstack provide the delete volume function to the user.
But it seems there is no any protection for user's delete operation miss.

As we know the data in the volume maybe very important and valuable. 
So it's better to provide a method to the user to avoid the volume delete miss.

Such as:
We can provide a safe delete for the volume.
User can specify how long the volume will be delay deleted(actually deleted) when he deletes the volume.
Before the volume is actually deleted, user can cancel the delete operation and find back the volume.
After the specified time, the volume will be actually deleted by the system.

Any thoughts? Welcome any advices.

Best regards to you.


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