snapshot defaults to qcow2 [closed]

asked 2015-04-20 11:52:24 -0500


I have Juno setup in HA, and able to create snapshots without a problem. Originally I had qcow2 images, so the problem didn't occur to me. I have since then converted the images into raw format, and re-uploaded to glance.

Now after creating an instance from the revised image, and then creating a snapshot by using nova image-create the resulting image is still qcow2

The comment in /etc/nova/nova.conf above the line snapshot_image_format, suggests that the snapshot image would be the same format as the source image. But in this situation doesn't seem to be true.

On another hand the resulting disk in /var/lib/instances/ is a qcow2 image.

Could someone enlighten me on this, to see if this is correct or not

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by mary_grace
close date 2017-12-15 20:08:15.985223


By default Glance creates qcow2 images even for me, so I use to convert to raw or vmdk using a small script by referring to this link

SGPJ gravatar imageSGPJ ( 2015-04-21 03:00:20 -0500 )edit

SGPJ, I am already using qemu-img to convert the qcow2 images to raw before uploading to glance. But from what I can see, we have to manually set the snapshot_image_format to raw for this work in the way we need it

arif-ali gravatar imagearif-ali ( 2015-04-22 05:47:46 -0500 )edit

@arif-ali - This question refers to a version which has been EOL'ed. Given this, plus the fact that this question was asked 2+ years ago, I'm closing it out. If the issue is still existing with a more recent version, please open a new question with updated details.

mary_grace gravatar imagemary_grace ( 2017-12-15 20:07:40 -0500 )edit