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Tips & Limitations
If you want to use conda in your notebook, run the following code as the first executable cell.
!pip install -q git+https://github.com/vessl-ai/condacolab.git
/rootis the only persistent directory. Other directories reset eveytime you restart a workspace. If you need libraries or packages that should be installed outside
/root, fill the
initscript with the install commands. You can also build your own docker image on top of VESSL managed docker images.
VESSL provides disk persistency in two ways:
- For cloud providers (managed cluster and custom cluster provided by AWS or GCP), VESSL uses storage provisioners like
aws-efs-csi-driver. It automatically attaches EBS volumes to container when started, and stored persistently until the workspace is terminated.
- For on-premise cluster, VESSL use storage provisioners like
local-path-provisioner. It stores data on the host machine assigned to when the workspace is created. (So it fixes to one machine due to storage persistency).
- VESSL does online backup/restore to resolve this issue. VESSL automatically backup and upload all contents in
/rootwhen the workspace is stopped. All contents will be downloaded and restored when the workspace is resumed.
/root/is larger than 15GB, VESSL does not online backup/restore, so it fixes to one machine.
- (For enterprise plan) Organization admin can specify the detail rules of online backup, such as the backup location.
You can manually backup & restore
/root/with CLI. This feature is useful in the following situations:
- Move the workspace to another cluster
- Clone the workspace
You can proceed the following order:
/root/is larger than 15GB, VESSL CLI does not support backup/restore.
VESSL workspaces are docker containers running on Kubernetes. Docker daemon inside a docker container is not supported unless specifically privileged. VESSL does not support privileged containers for security reasons.