Backup the baremetal disk to image

Registered by Haomeng,Wang on 2015-02-11

Ironic supports to 'dd' the disk image to baremetal harddisk now, but for end user, it is useful for them to backup/dd-back the whole disk systems to image put the image to storage for future usage, then they can deploy the backup image on anytime to restore to backup point in the future, no need to deploy new refresh system and install user software and do configurations again and again.

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Haomeng,Wang
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This sounds like implenting "nova snapshot"; is that correct? We would need to do this offline, but it could be done, and I think we should. Would like to see a spec for this one.
// jroll 2015-10-15

Yes, Jim, we can poweroff the node first, then run our IPA to do the image backup operations, I will propose the spec once get the solution clear, thanks.
// haomeng 2015-10-16

Hi Haomeng, please use the linked RFE bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ironic/+bug/1526311 to track progress.
//vdrok 2015-12-15

Hi vdrok, done, thank you.
//Haomeng 2015-12-16

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