Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1263699
dnf-plugin-snapper does not set cleanup type for snapshots
Last modified: 2016-07-19 16:21:10 EDT
Description of problem:
The Snapper plugin for DNF creates snapshots with an empty cleanup parameter. That means the snapshots will never be automatically deleted, and will accumulate. Their disk usage will increase quickly whenever there are large package updates, since a previous version of all the changed files will be kept indefinitely.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the snapper plugin
2. Perform any packaging operation with DNF
3. Do `snapper list` to check the snapshots.
Snapshots have the cleanup type unset.
Snapshots have the cleanup type set to "number". It means there will be no indefinite ballooning of disk usage if the user enables the number cleanup task in the snapper configuration, but if desired, snapshots can be still kept forever if the task is disabled.
Makes sense. Fixing.
I'm sorry if I wasn't clear with my request: what I was talking about is the cleanup *type* that is sent to snapper, that determines how the cleaner task will decide if a snapshot should be deleted or not.
Right now the plugin sends an empty string, while the "number" strategy would likely be best suited: otherwise large upgrades can quickly accumulate a lot of storage in the system.
Not creating snapshots for empty transactions is a nice feature, but not exactly what I meant.
I'll send a pull request with the change since it should be actually quite simple.
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This was actually fixed in dnf-plugins-extras 0.0.11.