[openstack-dev] Announcing Ekko -- Scalable block-based backup for OpenStack

Sam Yaple samuel at yaple.net
Wed Feb 3 15:38:58 UTC 2016

On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 2:52 PM, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:

> On 2016-02-03 14:32:36 +0000 (+0000), Sam Yaple wrote:
> [...]
> > Luckily, digging into it it appears cinder already has all the
> > infrastructure in place to handle what we had talked about in a
> > separate email thread Duncan. It is very possible Ekko can
> > leverage the existing features to do it's backup with no change
> > from Cinder.
> [...]
> <devils_advocate>If Cinder's backup facilities already do most of
> what you want from it and there's only a little bit of development
> work required to add the missing feature, why jump to implementing
> this feature in a completely separate project instead rather than
> improving Cinder's existing solution so that people who have been
> using that can benefit directly?</devils_advocate>

Backing up Cinder was never the initial goal, just a potential feature on
the roadmap. Nova is the main goal.
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