ASF GitHub Bot commented on FLINK-4512:

Github user uce commented on the issue:

    Local Travis passed except for an independent Cassandra test failure 
(https://travis-ci.org/uce/flink/builds/167107635). Going to merge this.

> Add option for persistent checkpoints
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: FLINK-4512
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-4512
>             Project: Flink
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: State Backends, Checkpointing
>            Reporter: Ufuk Celebi
>            Assignee: Ufuk Celebi
> Allow periodic checkpoints to be persisted by writing out their meta data. 
> This is what we currently do for savepoints, but in the future checkpoints 
> and savepoints are likely to diverge with respect to guarantees they give for 
> updatability, etc.
> This means that the difference between persistent checkpoints and savepoints 
> in the long term will be that persistent checkpoints can only be restored 
> with the same job settings (like parallelism, etc.)
> Regular and persisted checkpoints should behave differently with respect to 
> disposal in *globally* terminal job states (FINISHED, CANCELLED, FAILED): 
> regular checkpoints are cleaned up in all of these cases whereas persistent 
> checkpoints only on FINISHED. Maybe with the option to customize behaviour on 

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