backup operation of volume backed instances cannot be done in pause and suspend state

Bug #1564596 reported by Saverio Proto on 2016-03-31
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OpenStack Compute (nova)

Bug Description

This is a corner case of bug

While bug 1361487 was fixed in Kilo in

the problem is still present when the instance is volume backed. You will get this exception in the logs

upstart/nova-api.log:2016-03-22 08:49:53.925 3557 INFO nova.api.openstack.wsgi [req-6e6982b6-917f-4039-bef4-2da25e859011 dea08a1751064e5180cdd3d5701047d8 453670a92914454dae57f61e417a428f - - -] HTTP exception thrown: Cannot 'createImage' instance 0cbc3c3a-065f-4d2e-a1c2-b0e274553a70 while it is in vm_state paused

Saverio Proto (zioproto) wrote :

This review fixes the bug

I was asked during the patchset review to add this bug report in launchpad for tracking purposes.

Changed in nova:
assignee: nobody → Saverio Proto (zioproto)
status: New → In Progress
Matt Riedemann (mriedem) wrote :

I did some digging in Tempest this morning and there is a volume snapshots compute API test:

However, that's simply testing the nova API proxy to the cinder API to snapshot a volume, it's not actually attached to a server instance. And it's redundant with another Tempest test, so probably needs to be removed or rewritten to include a server.

There is the test_stamp_pattern scenario test which snapshots a volume-backed server, but it's currently being skipped (I'm working on unskipping it).

So I think we basically need to cleanup or add another set of tests in there which do the following:

1. snapshot a volume-backed server that is active (default case)
2. snapshot a volume-backed server that is shutdown
3. snapshot a volume-backed server that is paused
4. snapshot a volume-backed server that is suspended

I could see most of that test code being common code in the module, with individual tests calling it and passing in or handling the pre-condition for the server state.

Changed in tempest:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in tempest:
status: New → Triaged

Change abandoned by Michael Still (<email address hidden>) on branch: master
Reason: This seems to have reached a natural conclusion.

Sean Dague (sdague) wrote :

There are no currently open reviews on this bug, changing
the status back to the previous state and unassigning. If
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Changed in nova:
status: In Progress → New
assignee: Saverio Proto (zioproto) → nobody
Sean Dague (sdague) wrote :

Automatically discovered version kilo in description. If this is incorrect, please update the description to include 'nova version: ...'

tags: added: openstack-version.kilo
Sean Dague (sdague) wrote :

The bug seems like live snapshot was actually the right solution, not changing this.

Changed in nova:
status: New → Won't Fix
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