Cant get volume_clear option in cinder.conf to work.

asked 2017-01-06 23:54:08 -0600

randall.crook gravatar image

updated 2017-05-30 09:12:56 -0600

rbowen gravatar image

I have an RDO packstack allinone newton install running well on an old server. But I can not convince cinder to not wipe the volumes on delete. It issues a dd if=zero to clear the whole volume no matter what I set the volume_clear and volume_clear_size options to in both the cinder.conf and nova.conf files even after multiple restarts and reboots.

I understand why does it, but it becomes an issue when I am waiting a fair amount of time for the dd to completely wipe 160 GB volumes.

It's a simple home use server with one disk and I don't need the security the wipe gives and cinder just keeps wiping the volumes prior to deleting them.

Any help would be appreciated.

Randall.

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