Whether you want to build the software, run it, grow the community or just learn more about it, there will be content, workshops and design sessions for you to attend at the OpenStack Summit, Oct 15-18 in San Diego. Stick around Friday for the first OpenStack service day, a 1/2 day beach cleanup.
At present records in the Nova database are not actually deleted, they are merely marked as deleted. HP has implemented a data archiving solution in Nova which enables us to move database records pertaining to deleted entities (instances, volumes, key pairs , etc) from the database tables used by the Nova application. Our solution moves records relating to entities deleted more than a configurable number of days ago to a set of ‘shadow’ tables containing deleted records. Not yet implemented, but we are also considering further archiving, i.e. removing records from the shadow tables and potentially storing them in text files. As we consider implementing a Folsom/Grizzly version of this solution we’d be interested in how others have approached this problem with a view to shaping a community wide solution.