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Re: [PROPOSE] Backup and Recovery Framework


Hi all,

+1 for this feature request, thank you for bringing this to life! Volume snapshots are what our users currently use as backup solution, which has some inherent problems such as handling large volumes and the handling of multiple volumes (consistency).

One thought: when restoring a VM, I think there are two cases to consider:

- The VM is still in CS and the user just wants to restore an old version of the VM
- The VM has already been deleted and the user wants to restore the deleted VM

As listBackups is described as " listBackups API method. List existing backups for a VM". Is the second use case supported at all?

I like the approach not to define the backup policies in CS but in whatever tool is used in the end, as otherwise a lot of features might be lost. We as services providers need to create them in the first place, but I think this is the better solution.

Regards
Daniel

On 06.06.18, 14:43, "Nicolas Vazquez" <Nicolas.Vazquez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

    Hi all,
    
    
    We would like to introduce a new framework into CloudStack that will allow adding Backup and Recovery providers as plugins. This framework goal is allowing users to backup their guest VMs for recovery purposes.
    
    
    Please find the FS on this link: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/Backup+and+Recovery+Framework
    
    
    Regards,
    
    Nicolas Vazquez
    
    Nicolas.Vazquez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    www.shapeblue.com
    ,   
    @shapeblue