In a recent post where I discussed working with orchestration in the Oracle IaaS cloud I made a warning that if you stopped the orchestration that also created your storage you where in danger of wiping out your storage all together for that instance.
In all reality, someone within Oracle did take that with him and in the latest version of the Oracle cloud this issue / feature has been changed. The new version shows a new option when you create a new instance. The below screenshot shows you that you have a new option to ensure that your storage will be persistent even if you stop your instance orchestration.
When you have a machine you want to make sure the storage will not be deleted when stopping your orchestration you will have to keep the “delete on termination” unchecked.
In all honesty, this is a great improvement on the way the Oracle IaaS cloud service is handling storage.