Why it's so easy to delete a Linode?
Why it's so easy to delete an active Linode?
I'm expecting at least some confirmation with typing or something prior deleting the linode. similar like how you rebuild.
I suggest to perform at least 2 step or my best step as i suggest below
- Stop the linode if it is running
- Delete Linode
- Confirmation Popup with requirement to type keyword or even with TOTP
- Send notification via email
- Time frame 1 hour before actual purge (with selection of immediate purge require by click link sent via e-mail)
✓ Best Answer
@vimobe appreciate the feedback, other customers have requested this as well – we'll be sure to track it internally for future consideration.
Many customers use linode as an “on-demand” service. They spin up & destroy Linodes in response to their workload using automation. In that sort of environment, all the safeguards you suggest would be really annoying (and costly).
@vimobe in addition to what stevewi said, we also (likely) capture an image of your delete Linode's disks – so you can usually easily redeploy within a few minutes.
Yes, maybe we could have at least one additional step/feature as option to turn on or off the lock system before deletion for production server?