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Re: [Bacula-devel] Feature request: Maximum Volume Bytes in Storage resource
On Thursday 10 July 2008 13:12:28 Bastian Friedrich wrote:
> On Thursday 10 July 2008, Kern Sibbald wrote:
> > I am not sure what you are really requesting here.
> > Are you simply requesting not to deprecate the Maximum Volume Size in the
> > SD or is there something more to this?
> Your point to remove the Maximum Volume Size in the SD configuration is
> quite valid; it should be the director's task to limit the volume size.
> > You seem to be requesting to add two new directives that do the same
> > thing????
> I'm requesting to add the possibility to use the "Maximum Volume Bytes"
> directive in the "Storage" resource (bacula-dir.conf!) also, with the exact
> same meaning that it has in the Pool resource.
OK thanks. I missed the nuance that you want it added to the Storage resource
in the Director.
Something to think about a bit ...
> If we had this directive, the "Maximum Volume Size" in the SD could of
> course be dropped as planned.
> I do understand that my requirements are possibly not "mainstream", and
> that the catalog schema would have to be changed (additional attribute(s)
> in the "Storage" table). On the other hand, my understanding of Pools is
> that media of different types may be part of one pool, and a common
> "Maximum Volume Size" will often not be sensible there.
> > On Wednesday 09 July 2008 14:28:52 Bastian Friedrich wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'd like to submit the following feature request; it is not a crucial
> > > one, but it should at least be considered before removing the
> > > deprecated "Maximum Volume Size" statement in the storage daemon.
> > >
> > > Item n: Add MaxVolumeSize/MaxVolumeBytes statement to Storage
> > > resource Origin: Bastian Friedrich <bastian.friedrich@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Date: 2008-07-09
> > > Status: -
> > >
> > > What: SD has a "Maximum Volume Size" statement, which is deprecated
> > > and superseded by the Pool resource statement "Maximum Volume Bytes".
> > > It would be good if either statement could be used in Storage
> > > resources.
> > >
> > > Why: Pools do not have to be restricted to a single storage
> > > type/device; thus, it may be impossible to define Maximum Volume Bytes
> > > in the Pool resource. The old MaxVolSize statement is deprecated, as it
> > > is SD side only.
> > > I am using the same pool for different devices.
> > >
> > > Notes: State of idea currently unknown. Storage resources in the dir
> > > config currently translate to very slim catalog entries; these entries
> > > would require extensions to implement what is described here. Quite
> > > possibly, numerous other statements that are currently available in
> > > Pool resources could be used in Storage resources too quite well.
> Best regards
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