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

Sam Yaple samuel at yaple.net
Fri Feb 5 16:38:19 UTC 2016

On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 3:31 PM, Jay Pipes <jaypipes at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 02/05/2016 09:58 AM, Sam Yaple wrote:
>> Since Nova has no backup mechanism this is clearly a gap and that was the
>> issue
>> Ekko wants to solve.
> Nova has had backups for a long time:
> http://developer.openstack.org/api-ref-compute-v2.1.html#createBackup
> I always forget to qualify that statement don't I? Nova does not have a
mechanism for _incremental_ backups. Nor does Nova have compression or
encryption because AFAIK that api only creates a snapshot. I would also
point out again that snapshots != backups, at least not for those who care
about backups.

Sam Yaple
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