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How can I delay the deletion of a vm until the snapshot has been completed

asked 2014-01-02 11:46:15 -0500

KeithJ gravatar image

Release: Folsom

I need to create a snapshot of a vm before deleting it. Currently I can create a snapshot via a script (however I can not see the created snapshot).

I must only delete the vm instance if the snapshot has been created

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answered 2014-01-02 13:09:55 -0500

SamYaple gravatar image

I would suggest setting up triggers in your database to check those things and call your scripts appropriately. There is currently no built in mechanism to do what you are asking.

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answered 2014-01-03 08:49:48 -0500

KeithJ gravatar image

Ok well what I did was this. I created the snapshots and at the same time wrote out a file containing the vm_id and snapshotname.

I then wrote another script which read in this file and if the snapshot progress is 100% complete I then delete the VM. All fiels which do not have snapshot complete get written out to another file. This way it can be used as an input file at a later date

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