Volumes

Volumes

How to attach a Volume to your Instance
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How to attach a Volume to your Instance

I’m going to assume you have a running instance already. Mine is called test-instance. See Create a cloud instance to see how to create an instance. STEP 1 Creating a volume Create the volume by clicking Compute -> Volumes -> Create Volume. Mine is called test-volume, will be 20 GB large and use the regular storage tier. STEP 2 Attach the volume to the instance After you have created the volume it is time to attach it to your instance.
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: Go to ‘Compute’ -> ‘Volumes’ (link). Click on the dropdown arrow on the right side of the Volume 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 Volume Snapshot’. You will automatically be taken to the tab ‘Volume Snapshots’ where you can see your new Snapshot.