How to create and restore a Volume Snapshot
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How to create and restore a Volume Snapshot

Create a Volume Snapshot

To create a Volume:

  1. Go to ‘Compute’ -> ‘Volumes’ (link).
  2. Click on the dropdown arrow on the right side of the Volume you want to create a Snapshot of and select ‘Create Snapshot'.
  3. Enter a name for your Snapshot.
    *optionally add a description for your Snapshot.
  4. Click on ‘Create Volume Snapshot’.

You will automatically be taken to the tab ‘Volume Snapshots’ where you can see your new Snapshot.

Restore a Volume Snapshot

After you have created a Volume Snapshot, you can restore the Snapshot to a Volume.

  1. Go to 'Compute’ -> ‘Volumes’ (link).
  2. Select the tab ‘Volume Snapshots’ and find the snapshot you have created.
  3. Click on ‘Create Volume’ to the right of the Snapshot you want to restore.
  4. Enter a name in ‘Volume Name’ for the Volume you are about to create.
    *optionally add a description for the volume.
  5. Change or leave the default options for the Volume Type and Size.
  6. Click on ‘Create Volume’.

You will automatically be taken to the tab ‘Volumes’ where you can see your new Volume.

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How to create and restore an Instance Snapshot

Create an Instance Snapshot After you have created an Instance, you can make a Snapshot of this Instance. Go to ‘Compute’ -> ‘Instances’ (link). Click on the dropdown arrow on the right side of the Instance you want to create a Snapshot of and select ‘Create Snapshot'. Enter a name for your Snapshot. *optionally add a description for your Snapshot. Click on ‘Create Instance Snapshot’. You will automatically be taken to the tab ‘Images’ where you can see your new Snapshot.