[Deepsea-users] Antw: Re: Add management of disks/devices that already have partitions

Martin Weiss Martin.Weiss at suse.com
Fri Jun 30 08:46:23 MDT 2017

Thanks - commented there!


> Am 30.06.2017 um 12:30 schrieb Eric Jackson <ejackson at suse.com>:
> The issue is https://github.com/SUSE/DeepSea/issues/259, but we have not had 
> the time to write anything for this.
> On Friday, June 30, 2017 01:31:28 AM Martin Weiss wrote:
>>>> as far as I have understood deepsea - it ignores all disks / devices
>>>> that already have partitions.
>>>> This causes an additional effort to clean these disks manually before
>>>> they can show up in profiles.
>>>> Would it be possible to enhance deepsea „not“ to ignore these disks?
>>>> IMO it would be great to discover them and add them to the proposals -
>>>> maybe in a separate section of the files like „already partitioned“.
>>>> Then in a further step these disks could be specified / moved in the
>>>> profiles by an administrator what then would allow to clear / use them
>>>> with deepsea during deployment stage in case they are specified to be an
>>>> OSD filesystem/journal/wal/db... (deepsea could clean the disks before
>>>> putting OSD data on them).
>>>> IMP such a feature would allow a more complete disk management with
>>>> deepsea...
>>>> Thoughts?
>>> Fine until somebody uses this feature to wipe their data for which they
>>> have no backup. Automating disk-zapping/filesystem-wiping is a tricky
>>> business.
>> Is it a higher risk in case we provide a framework around this within
>> deepsea or in case the customer uses manual steps?
>> IMO - In case we would have this support in deepsea we could add checks and
>> verifications and make it easier and safer for the admin and ensure he is
>> not deleting the OS or existing OSD data..
>> Martin
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