[pve-devel] [RFC series 0/7] move disk or volume to other guests

Aaron Lauterer a.lauterer at proxmox.com
Tue Jun 1 18:10:18 CEST 2021

This is the continuation of 'disk-reassign' but instead of a separate
API endpoint we now follow the approach to make it part of the
'move-disk' and 'move-volume' endpoints for VMs and containers.

The main idea is to make it easy to move a disk/volume to another guest.
Currently this is a manual and error prone process that requires
knowledge of how PVE handles disks/volumes and the mapping which guest
they belong to.

With this, the 'qm move-disk' and 'pct move-volume' are changed in the
way that the storage parameter is optional as well as the new
target-vmid and target-{disk,mp}. This will keep old calls to move the
disk/volume to another storage working. To move to another guest, the
storage needs to be omitted.

Major changes since the last patches and discussions [0] are that the
storage layer only implements the renaming itself. The layer above
(qemu-server and pve-container) define the name of the new volume/disk.
Therefore it was necessary to expose the 'find_free_diskname' function.
The rename function on the storage layer handles possible template
referneces and the creation of the new volid as that is highly dependent
on the actual storage.

The following storage types are implemented at the moment:
* dir based ones
* (thin) LVM
* Ceph RBD

Most parts of the disk-reassign code has been taken and moved into the
'move_disk' and 'move_volume' endpoints with conditional checking if the
reassign code or the move to other storage code is meant to run
depending on the given parameters.

As this is the first iteration of this, I am happy about feedback if
this is the right direction that I am taking and what I might have

[0] https://lists.proxmox.com/pipermail/pve-devel/2021-April/047481.html
[1] https://lists.proxmox.com/pipermail/pve-devel/2021-April/047481.html

storage: Aaron Lauterer (2):
  storage: expose find_free_diskname
  add disk rename feature

 PVE/Storage.pm               | 27 +++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 PVE/Storage/LVMPlugin.pm     | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
 PVE/Storage/LvmThinPlugin.pm |  1 +
 PVE/Storage/Plugin.pm        | 29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 PVE/Storage/RBDPlugin.pm     | 16 ++++++++++++++++
 PVE/Storage/ZFSPoolPlugin.pm | 12 ++++++++++++
 6 files changed, 101 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

qemu-server: Aaron Lauterer (3):
  cli: qm: change move_disk to move-disk
  Drive: add valid_drive_names_with_unused
  api: move-disk: add move to other VM

 PVE/API2/Qemu.pm        | 204 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 PVE/CLI/qm.pm           |   3 +-
 PVE/QemuServer/Drive.pm |   4 +
 3 files changed, 205 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

container: Aaron Lauterer (2):
  cli: pct: change move_volume to move-volume
  api: move-volume: add move to another container

 src/PVE/API2/LXC.pm | 229 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 src/PVE/CLI/pct.pm  |   3 +-
 2 files changed, 210 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)


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