Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1302338
[RFE] Database backup doesn't expire files from within the backup
Last modified: 2017-08-28 11:03:31 EDT
Description of problem:
I've seen some customers doing block based backups of their virtual machines. They can extract single files from those backups for restore.
So, for CloudForms they have the idea to create an NFS share on the CFME appliance itself, and run the backup into that NFS share. That works well, but the share fills up and they have to clean it manually or through an external job. It would be nice if the backup schedule could expire older files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an NFS share
2. Create backups on a daily basis
3. Watch the used space growing
Some day, the disk is full
CloudForms can be told to keep some (for example, three) backups of the database, and expires the older ones automatically
I think this is a good idea as we ship CFME as a VM appliance, and many customers use block based backups and prefer that to other solutions. Furthermore, using an NFS share "on localhost" reduces external dependencies.
*** Bug 1302340 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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