Volume Snapshot Classes
StorageClass provides a way for administrators to describe the “classes”
of storage they offer when provisioning a volume,
VolumeSnapshotClass provides a
way to describe the “classes” of storage when provisioning a volume snapshot.
The VolumeSnapshotClass Resource
VolumeSnapshotClass contains the fields
which are used when a
VolumeSnapshot belonging to the class needs to be
The name of a
VolumeSnapshotClass object is significant, and is how users can
request a particular class. Administrators set the name and other parameters
of a class when first creating
VolumeSnapshotClass objects, and the objects cannot
be updated once they are created.
Administrators can specify a default
VolumeSnapshotClass just for VolumeSnapshots
that don’t request any particular class to bind to.
apiVersion: snapshot.storage.k8s.io/v1beta1 kind: VolumeSnapshotClass metadata: name: csi-hostpath-snapclass driver: hostpath.csi.k8s.io deletionPolicy: Delete parameters:
Volume snapshot classes have a driver that determines what CSI volume plugin is used for provisioning VolumeSnapshots. This field must be specified.
Volume snapshot classes have a deletionPolicy. It enables you to configure what happens to a
VolumeSnapshotContent when the
VolumeSnapshot object it is bound to is to be deleted. The deletionPolicy of a volume snapshot can either be
Delete. This field must be specified.
If the deletionPolicy is
Delete, then the underlying storage snapshot will be deleted along with the
VolumeSnapshotContent object. If the deletionPolicy is
Retain, then both the underlying snapshot and
Volume snapshot classes have parameters that describe volume snapshots belonging to
the volume snapshot class. Different parameters may be accepted depending on the
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