[PetiteCloud] should the disk (if not physical) be kept after deleting a instance?

Michael Thoreson m.thoreson at c4labs.ca
Thu Mar 6 09:42:55 PST 2014

What if disks and resources were handled in a similar fashion to vbox? 
Upon deletion of an instance, ram and cpu will be obviously freed up but 
it will ask you if you want to delete all files as well which would 
include disk hard disk images but leave removable media such as floppy 
and cd\dvd images.

If the user doesn't delete the disk image with the instance then vbox 
still lists the hard disk but clearly states it is not attached to a vm.

Michael Thoreson,

On 06/03/2014 2:52 AM, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> right now when you delete a instance all your doing is deleting the 
> database entry for it the disk and/or any other host resources 
> permentally assigned to it will not be touched. The reason (orginally) 
> for this policy is it makes recovering from failed instances easier 
> (in theory often not the case) but since we have not had a failed 
> instance for over 3 months now should we just get rid of the resources 
> on deleting... make it a user option  (remember the name is the first 
> 16 characters of the md5 which means it is hard to find without the 
> matching DB entry)
> -- 
> Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org
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