8.7. Configuring Snapshot Behavior
snap-max-hard-limit: If the snapshot count in a volume reaches this limit then no further snapshot creation is allowed. The range is from 1 to 256. Once this limit is reached you have to remove the snapshots to create further snapshots. This limit can be set for the system or per volume. If both system limit and volume limit is configured then the effective max limit would be the lowest of the two value.
snap-max-soft-limit: This is a percentage value. The default value is 90%. This configuration works along with auto-delete feature. If auto-delete is enabled then it will delete the oldest snapshot when snapshot count in a volume crosses this limit. When auto-delete is disabled it will not delete any snapshot, but it will display a warning message to the user.
auto-delete: This will enable or disable auto-delete feature. By default auto-delete is disabled. When enabled it will delete the oldest snapshot when snapshot count in a volume crosses the snap-max-soft-limit. When disabled it will not delete any snapshot, but it will display a warning message to the user
activate-on-create: Snapshots are not activated at creation time by default. If you want created snapshots to immediately be activated after creation, set the
enabled. Note that all volumes are affected by this setting.
- Displaying the Configuration Values
To display the existing configuration values for a volume or the entire cluster, run the following command:
# gluster snapshot config [VOLNAME]where:
If the volume name is not provided then the configuration values of all the volume is displayed. System configuration details are displayed irrespective of whether the volume name is specified or not.For Example:
- VOLNAME: This is an optional field. The name of the volume for which the configuration values are to be displayed.
# gluster snapshot config Snapshot System Configuration: snap-max-hard-limit : 256 snap-max-soft-limit : 90% auto-delete : disable activate-on-create : disable Snapshot Volume Configuration: Volume : test_vol snap-max-hard-limit : 256 Effective snap-max-hard-limit : 256 Effective snap-max-soft-limit : 230 (90%) Volume : test_vol1 snap-max-hard-limit : 256 Effective snap-max-hard-limit : 256 Effective snap-max-soft-limit : 230 (90%)
- Changing the Configuration Values
To change the existing configuration values, run the following command:
# gluster snapshot config [VOLNAME] ([snap-max-hard-limit <count>] [snap-max-soft-limit <percent>]) | ([auto-delete <enable|disable>]) | ([activate-on-create <enable|disable>])where:
- VOLNAME: This is an optional field. The name of the volume for which the configuration values are to be changed. If the volume name is not provided, then running the command will set or change the system limit.
- snap-max-hard-limit: Maximum hard limit for the system or the specified volume.
- snap-max-soft-limit: Soft limit mark for the system.
- auto-delete: This enables or disables the auto-delete feature. By default auto-delete is disabled.
- activate-on-create: This enables or disables the activate-on-create feature for all volumes. By default activate-on-create is disabled.
# gluster snapshot config test_vol snap-max-hard-limit 100 Changing snapshot-max-hard-limit will lead to deletion of snapshots if they exceed the new limit. Do you want to continue? (y/n) y snapshot config: snap-max-hard-limit for test_vol set successfully