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From Chiradeep Vittal <Chiradeep.Vit...@citrix.com>
Subject Re: Template deletion on the primary storage
Date Sun, 21 Oct 2012 04:57:17 GMT
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
>> > *Apalia*(tm)*
>> > *FR: +33-632-73-53-00
>> > *http://www.apalia.net**
>> > **fabrice.brazier@apalia.net*
>>
>>
>


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