LXD Weekly Status #13: Snap data migration, Open Source Summit & more

LXD Weekly Status 13

Weekly status for the week of the 28th to the 3rd of September 2017.

Introduction

The main focus for this past week has been the preparation for LXC 2.1.

We’ve now issued a call for testing and expect it to release tomorrow (Tuesday).

On the LXD side of things, we’ve been working through bug reports quite a bit, did some internal refactoring and been slowly working our way through our stable branch backlog.

As for the LXD snap, a new lxd-migrate tool has been written which will allow users to move data from an existing LXD installation over to the LXD snap, updating all needed database entries and storage specific data in the process. This is currently only available in the edge channel as we’re still working on manual and automated testing for this feature.

Open Source Summit – Los Angeles

Next week, Christian Brauner (@brauner) and Stéphane Graber (@stgraber) will be in Los Angeles, CA for a number of events:

  • Open Source Summit – North America (formerly known as LinuxCon/ContainerCon)
  • The Linux Plumbers Conference
  • The Linux Security Summit

If you’re attending any of those and want to talk to us, let us know!

Details on what we’ll be doing over there can be found here).

Upcoming conferences

Ongoing projects

The list below is feature or refactoring work which will span several weeks/months and can’t be tied directly to a single Github issue or pull request.

Upstream changes

The items listed below are highlights of the work which happened upstream over the past week and which will be included in the next release.

LXD

LXC

LXCFS

  • Nothing to report this week

Distribution work

This section is used to track the work done in downstream Linux distributions to ship the latest LXC, LXD and LXCFS as well as work to get various software to work properly inside containers.

Ubuntu

Snap

  • Worked on a new tool to do .deb to .snap migration of an existing LXD daemon, including support for upgrading versions in the process and supporting the 2.0 track. The new tool has been pushed to the edge channel for now, awaiting additional manual and automated testing before we roll it out to the other channels.

This article originally appeared at the Linux Containers forum

About the author

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Stéphane Graber is the technical lead for LXD at Canonical Ltd. He is the upstream project leader of LXC and LXD and is deeply involved in the container world. Stéphane has been involved with Ubuntu for years and currently sits on the Ubuntu Technical Board and Ubuntu Developer Membership board. He is a member of the Ubuntu Release team as well as an Ubuntu Archive administrator and Ubuntu Stable Release team member. Outside of his work on containers, Stéphane also has very strong networking knowledge as the former maintainer of the Ubuntu networking stack and large scale system administration knowledge from previous jobs. Stéphane is one of the organizers of the Containers mini-summit during the Linux Plumbers Conference, a regular presenter at LinuxCon and has been involved in many other Ubuntu and container specific events and hackfests.

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