Bug 1127943 - [Docs] [PRD3.5] [3.5Beta] [Change] [Admin] Live snapshot deletion and merging
Summary: [Docs] [PRD3.5] [3.5Beta] [Change] [Admin] Live snapshot deletion and merging
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Documentation
Version: 3.5.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Andrew Dahms
QA Contact: Lucy Bopf
Depends On: 1124107 1127953
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-07 23:36 UTC by Andrew Dahms
Modified: 2014-09-19 01:32 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 1124107
Last Closed: 2014-09-19 01:32:55 UTC
oVirt Team: ---

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Description Andrew Dahms 2014-08-07 23:36:53 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1124107 +++

This change affects the method by which snapshots are deleted. Previously, deleting a snapshot was not as easy as might be expected, and involved creating a temporary space equivalent to the full size of the disk (even for thinly provisioned disks). With this change, this process has been greatly simplified.

This bug is somewhat tricky and will involve updating the section of the Technical Guide that talks about snapshot deletion. It might also involve looking into the sections of the Administration Guide and seeing whether there is any mention of the mechanism by which snapshots are deleted. However, the bulk of the work on this bug will be conceptual and centered around the Technical Guide.

oVirt feature page: http://www.ovirt.org/Features/Live_Merge#Special_considerations_for_ovirt-engine

PRD Bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=647386

Comment 2 Andrew Dahms 2014-08-19 00:10:41 UTC
Documentation Link

What Changed
The following topic was revised to remove a step instructing users to shut down the virtual machine before deleting a snapshot and to add a 'note' box to emphasize that snapshots can be deleted at any time.

Deleting a Snapshot [7513-691371]

Updated the revision history: [34613-691373]


Moving to ON_QA.

Comment 3 Lucy Bopf 2014-09-01 00:53:32 UTC
Peer reviewed.

The procedure no longer mentions shutting down the virtual machine, and the note box clearly states that snapshots can be deleted while a virtual machine is running.


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