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From Dag Sonstebo <>
Subject Re: Keeping snapshot when volume and instance is deleted
Date Fri, 01 Feb 2019 18:21:44 GMT
Hi Ip,

Which version of CloudStack are you using? I just did a check in 4.11.2 with KVM - and volume
snapshots remain after deletion of the VM instance / volume, so it seems it already does what
you want?

Dag Sonstebo
Cloud Architect

On 01/02/2019, 03:15, "Cloud List" <> wrote:

    I am using CloudStack with KVM hypervisor.
    I noted that a volume snapshot will be deleted when the volume (and
    instance using the volume) is deleted. Is it possible to keep the snapshot
    saved somewhere when the volume and instance are deleted?
    My goal is to have a backup copy of the data before an instance (and its
    volumes) is deleted, and keep it on the secondary storage (or another
    external storage if possible, but not the primary storage) for a certain
    period of time.
    So far the solution I can see would be:
    1. To export the snapshot into another volume (which will take up space on
    the primary storage).
    2. To save the snapshot as template (which is not practical especially for
    Is there any other solution? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.
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