[Openstack] Deferred delete(soft delete) reclaim interval
brian.lamar at rackspace.com
Fri Jul 26 14:13:57 UTC 2013
Hello! I have some comments below, but you might also consider posting
this question to openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org as I'd be curious as
to the developer opinion on this question. This list is mostly for
users/operators of OpenStack clouds.
Tiantian Gao wrote:
> Hi stackers,
> Now when reclaim_instance_interval is great than 0, the delete action
> will become soft_delete.
> How about let user to specify the reclaim_instance_interval? does that
> make sense? or anybody have the same requirement?
> Because currently implemented the reclaim_instance_interval is system
> level config. User can't control the expires time of instance. For
> example, I want keep a important instance for 1 weeks, and some not so
> important about 1 hour. That requirement make sense to me. I want to
> know you options.
As a user and an operator I agree with your assessment that this feature
should move from system level to user level (but retain some sort of max
soft_delete timeout which can be configured at a system level.
Perhaps something like:
If "delay_until" is set too far in the future, this DELETE call could
return 400 Bad Request with details about the operator's maximum allowed
> For security issues, we can specify the system level
> reclaim_instance_interval_max, instance are not allow to keep longer
> than the max interval.
reclaim_instance_interval_min: If > 0 then all deletes will be "soft"
deletes unless "hard" delete is explicitly requested by user.
reclaim_instance_interval_max: If = 0 then "soft" deletes are
effectively disabled. Users can never request a "soft" delete farther in
the future than this value allows.
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