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Storage Object in Use Protection

FEATURE STATE: Kubernetes v1.10 beta

This feature is currently in a beta state, meaning:

  • The version names contain beta (e.g. v2beta3).
  • Code is well tested. Enabling the feature is considered safe. Enabled by default.
  • Support for the overall feature will not be dropped, though details may change.
  • The schema and/or semantics of objects may change in incompatible ways in a subsequent beta or stable release. When this happens, we will provide instructions for migrating to the next version. This may require deleting, editing, and re-creating API objects. The editing process may require some thought. This may require downtime for applications that rely on the feature.
  • Recommended for only non-business-critical uses because of potential for incompatible changes in subsequent releases. If you have multiple clusters that can be upgraded independently, you may be able to relax this restriction.
  • Please do try our beta features and give feedback on them! After they exit beta, it may not be practical for us to make more changes.

Persistent volume claims (PVCs) that are in active use by a pod and persistent volumes (PVs) that are bound to PVCs can be protected from pre-mature removal.

Before you begin

Storage Object in Use Protection feature used for PVC Protection

The example below uses a GCE PD StorageClass, however, similar steps can be performed for any volume type.

Create a StorageClass for convenient storage provisioning:

apiVersion: storage.k8s.io/v1
kind: StorageClass
metadata:
  name: slow
provisioner: kubernetes.io/gce-pd
parameters:
  type: pd-standard

Verification scenarios follow below.

Scenario 1: The PVC is not in active use by a pod

kind: PersistentVolumeClaim
apiVersion: v1
metadata:
  name: slzc
spec:
  accessModes:
    - ReadWriteOnce
  storageClassName: slow
  resources:
    requests:
      storage: 3.7Gi
kubectl describe pvc slzc
Name:          slzc
Namespace:     default
StorageClass:  slow
Status:        Bound
Volume:        pvc-bee8c30a-d6a3-11e7-9af0-42010a800002
Labels:        <none>
Annotations:   pv.kubernetes.io/bind-completed=yes
               pv.kubernetes.io/bound-by-controller=yes
               volume.beta.kubernetes.io/storage-provisioner=kubernetes.io/gce-pd
Finalizers:    [kubernetes.io/pvc-protection]
Capacity:      4Gi
Access Modes:  RWO
Events:
  Type    Reason                 Age   From                         Message
  ----    ------                 ----  ----                         -------
  Normal  ProvisioningSucceeded  2m    persistentvolume-controller  Successfully provisioned volume pvc-bee8c30a-d6a3-11e7-9af0-42010a800002 using kubernetes.io/gce-pd

Scenario 2: The PVC is in active use by a pod

kind: Pod
apiVersion: v1
metadata:
  name: app1
spec:
  containers:
  - name: test-pod
    image: k8s.gcr.io/busybox:1.24
    command:
      - "/bin/sh"
    args:
      - "-c"
      - "date > /mnt/app1.txt; sleep 60 && exit 0 || exit 1"
    volumeMounts:
      - name: path-pvc
        mountPath: "/mnt"
  restartPolicy: "Never"
  volumes:
    - name: path-pvc
      persistentVolumeClaim:
        claimName: slzc
Name:          slzc
Namespace:     default
StorageClass:  slow
Status:        Terminating (since Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:47:55 +0000)
Volume:        pvc-803a1f4d-d6a6-11e7-9af0-42010a800002
Labels:        <none>
Annotations:   pv.kubernetes.io/bind-completed=yes
               pv.kubernetes.io/bound-by-controller=yes
               volume.beta.kubernetes.io/storage-provisioner=kubernetes.io/gce-pd
Finalizers:    [kubernetes.io/pvc-protection]
Capacity:      4Gi
Access Modes:  RWO
Events:
  Type    Reason                 Age   From                         Message
  ----    ------                 ----  ----                         -------
  Normal  ProvisioningSucceeded  52s   persistentvolume-controller  Successfully provisioned volume pvc-803a1f4d-d6a6-11e7-9af0-42010a800002 using kubernetes.io/gce-pd

Scenario 3: A pod starts using a PVC that is in Terminating state

kind: Pod
apiVersion: v1
metadata:
  name: app1
spec:
  containers:
  - name: test-pod
    image: k8s.gcr.io/busybox:1.24
    command:
      - "/bin/sh"
    args:
      - "-c"
      - "date > /mnt/app1.txt; sleep 600 && exit 0 || exit 1"
    volumeMounts:
      - name: path-pvc
        mountPath: "/mnt"
  restartPolicy: "Never"
  volumes:
    - name: path-pvc
      persistentVolumeClaim:
        claimName: slzc
Name:          slzc
Namespace:     default
StorageClass:  slow
Status:        Terminating (since Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:47:55 +0000)
Volume:        pvc-803a1f4d-d6a6-11e7-9af0-42010a800002
Labels:        <none>
Annotations:   pv.kubernetes.io/bind-completed=yes
               pv.kubernetes.io/bound-by-controller=yes
               volume.beta.kubernetes.io/storage-provisioner=kubernetes.io/gce-pd
Finalizers:    [kubernetes.io/pvc-protection]
Capacity:      4Gi
Access Modes:  RWO
Events:
  Type    Reason                 Age   From                         Message
  ----    ------                 ----  ----                         -------
  Normal  ProvisioningSucceeded  52s   persistentvolume-controller  Successfully provisioned volume pvc-803a1f4d-d6a6-11e7-9af0-42010a800002 using kubernetes.io/gce-pd
kind: Pod
apiVersion: v1
metadata:
  name: app2
spec:
  containers:
  - name: test-pod
    image: gcr.io/google_containers/busybox:1.24
    command:
      - "/bin/sh"
    args:
      - "-c"
      - "date > /mnt/app1.txt; sleep 600 && exit 0 || exit 1"
    volumeMounts:
      - name: path-pvc
        mountPath: "/mnt"
  restartPolicy: "Never"
  volumes:
    - name: path-pvc
      persistentVolumeClaim:
        claimName: slzc
Warning  FailedScheduling  18s (x4 over 21s)  default-scheduler  persistentvolumeclaim "slzc" is being deleted

Storage Object in Use Protection feature used for PV Protection

The example below uses a HostPath PV.

Verification scenarios follow below.

Scenario 1: The PV is not bound to a PVC

kind: PersistentVolume
apiVersion: v1
metadata:
  name: task-pv-volume
  labels:
    type: local
spec:
  capacity:
    storage: 1Gi
  accessModes:
    - ReadWriteOnce
  persistentVolumeReclaimPolicy: Delete
  storageClassName: standard
  hostPath:
    path: "/tmp/data"
Name:            task-pv-volume
Labels:          type=local
Annotations:     pv.kubernetes.io/bound-by-controller=yes
Finalizers:      [kubernetes.io/pv-protection]
StorageClass:    standard
Status:          Terminating (lasts 1m)
Claim:           default/task-pv-claim
Reclaim Policy:  Delete
Access Modes:    RWO
Capacity:        1Gi
Message:         
Source:
    Type:          HostPath (bare host directory volume)
    Path:          /tmp/data
    HostPathType:  
Events:            <none>

Scenario 2: The PV is bound to a PVC

kind: PersistentVolumeClaim
apiVersion: v1
metadata:
  name: task-pv-claim
spec:
  accessModes:
    - ReadWriteOnce
  resources:
    requests:
      storage: 1Gi
NAME             CAPACITY     ACCESS MODES   RECLAIM POLICY   STATUS        CLAIM                   STORAGECLASS   REASON    AGE
task-pv-volume   1Gi          RWO            Delete           Terminating   default/task-pv-claim   standard                 59s

kubectl delete pvc task-pv-claim
persistentvolumeclaim "task-pv-claim" deleted
$ kubectl get pvc
No resources found.
$ kubectl get pv
No resources found.

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