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From Prasanna Santhanam <prasanna.santha...@citrix.com>
Subject Re: Template deletion on the primary storage
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:22:50 GMT
On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 05:23:09AM -0400, Fabrice Brazier wrote:
> Hi Chiradeep,
> 
> Please could you give us the procedure to raise an enhancement request ?
> 

Please register with JIRA at https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK
and you can raise a ticket for "Improvement" from there.
 
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Chiradeep Vittal [mailto:Chiradeep.Vittal@citrix.com]
> Envoyé : dimanche 21 octobre 2012 06:57
> À : CloudStack Users
> Objet : Re: Template deletion on the primary storage
> 
> Could you raise a enhancement request?
> 
> On 10/19/12 2:15 PM, "Tamas Monos" <tamasm@veber.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> >Hi,
> >
> >I'm not sure you can at all.
> >I think CloudStack uses linked-in clones for virtual disks so the
> >template must stay on the primary storage otherwise will render the VM
> >unusable.
> >All VMs based on the same template will use the same shared linked-in
> >cloned virtual disks.
> >I hope in the future this will be changed as causes more trouble than
> >space it saves for us.
> >
> >Regards
> >
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> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Fabrice Brazier [mailto:fabrice.brazier@apalia.net]
> >Sent: 19 October 2012 13:02
> >To: cloudstack-users@incubator.apache.org
> >Subject: Re: Template deletion on the primary storage
> >
> >Hi Nitin,
> >
> >thanks for your reply. But I don"t want to keep the template on the
> >primary storage after 1 hour.
> >I have a lot of template in CloudStack, around one template for one VM.
> >If I have 20 VM, I have 20 templates on CloudStack. So I don"t want to
> >use twice space on the primary storage.
> >Where can I change this rule ?
> >
> >Regards,
> >Fabrice
> >
> >2012/10/18 Nitin Mehta <Nitin.Mehta@citrix.com>
> >
> >> The templates do get cleaned up if there is no active volume
> >> referring to it on the primary storage. There is a storage clean up
> >> thread running which cleans them up. Check for
> >> storage.cleanup.interval in the global settings to see how often it
> runs.
> >> Btw for XS case we just keep 1 copy of the template and all the
> >> volumes of the vms created from the same template refer to it thus
> >> saving us from keeping N copies of the same template.
> >>
> >> On 18-Oct-2012, at 3:37 PM, Fabrice Brazier wrote:
> >>
> >> > Hi Folks,
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > When you create a VM from a template, the template is deployed on
> >> > the primary storage and the VM is created from this template then.
> >> >
> >> > The template on the primary storage is not deleted and takes space.
> >> > I guess, the purpose is to save time when you deploy the same
> >> > template on
> >> the
> >> > same primary storage with a cloning process.
> >> >
> >> > Does it possible to delete these templates after a specific time ?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > For a customer, it's taking a lot of space and we want to delete
> >> > these templates through CloudStack and not manually in the datastore.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Thanks for your feedback,
> >> >
> >> > Fabrice
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Fabrice Brazier
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> >> > *http://www.apalia.net**
> >> > **fabrice.brazier@apalia.net*
> >>
> >>
> >

-- 
Prasanna.,

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