Bug 981460 - libvirt does not check for existing snapshots while deleting disk image
libvirt does not check for existing snapshots while deleting disk image
Product: Virtualization Tools
Classification: Community
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Reported: 2013-07-04 15:20 EDT by Gerasimos Melissaratos
Modified: 2016-04-09 19:59 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-04-09 19:59:03 EDT
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Description Gerasimos Melissaratos 2013-07-04 15:20:03 EDT
Description of problem:
Snapshot's supporting disk image may be deleted through libvirt with no warning.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a disk image, set up any operating system.
2. Make a snapshot of this image and boot from the snapshot.
3. Delete the suporting image through virt-manager, and be left hanging.

Actual results:
The snapshot's supporting image is deleted, no questions asked

Expected results:
Some warning, maybe a complete denial to delete image while snapshot exists.

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Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2016-04-09 19:59:03 EDT
Sorry this didn't receive a timely response. Deleting disks through virt-manager uses libvirt's storage APIs which I don't think will grow any awareness about if they contain snapshots, or say if a VM is even using the disk, similar to how 'rm' isn't going to tell you what depends on the file. This could be something instead that virt-manager warns about, please file a bug against virt-manager if you're still interested

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