Snapshots


On this page, you can find an explanation of how to create, edit, delete Snapshots and how to create Volumes from the Snapshots in the Cloud Console.

Table of contents

  1. Snapshots page
  2. Create Snapshot
  3. Create Volume from Snapshot
  4. Edit Snapshot
  5. Delete Snapshot

Snapshots page

To get to the Snapshots page, select Storage from the VIRTUAL DATACENTER block in the side-bar menu and click the Snapshots TAB:

On this page you can find all created Snapshots with their HeadersCreate buttonSearch bar and Actions icon, which opens a list of available management actions for the selected Snapshot:

Actions icon opens the next list of available management actions:

  • Create volume - this option is used to create a Volume from the selected Snapshot;
  • Edit - this option is used to change Name and/or Description of the selected Snapshot;
  • Delete - this option is for the Snapshot removing.

There are two ways to create, edit and delete Snapshots:

  1. from the Snapshots page;
  2. from the SNAPSHOTS TAB on the Virtual Machine details page.

In this article we will explain the first way - to manage Snapshots from the Snapshots page. Information about the second one you can find in the next article - VM’s Snapshots.

Create Snapshot

To create new Snapshot from the Snapshots page, do the following:

  • go to the Snapshots page and click the CREATE SNAPSHOT icon in the upper left corner;
  • fill in the form on the next opened Create Snapshot window and click on the CREATE icon:
    • Name - set a name for the Snapshot;
    • Description - set a description for the Snapshot;
    • Volume - select volume from what you want to create a Snapshot.

Snapshot, created from the volume with “in-use”, status can contain corrupted data.

After these steps, the newly created Snapshot will be added to the Snapshots page:

Also, if the Snapshot was created from the Volume that had been attached to some VM, this Shapshot will be displayed on the SNAPSHOTS TAB on the Virtual Machine details page:

Create Volume from Snapshot

To create a Volume from the selected Snapshot, do the following:

  • identify Snapshot from which you want to create a Volume on the Snapshots page;
  • click on the Actions icon and select the Create volume in the list of available options;
  • fill in the form on the next opened Create volume from snapshot window and click on the CREATE icon:
    • Name - set a name for the Volume;
    • Description - set a description for the Volume.

After these steps, the newly created Volume will be added to the Volumes page with the status available:

How to manage Volumes, you can find in the next articles:
Volumes;
VM’s Volumes.

Edit Snapshot 

To edit the Snapshot from the Snapshots page, do the following:

  • identify Snapshot, that you want to edit, on the Snapshots page;
  • click on the Actions icon and select the Edit in the list of available options;
  • update the Snapshot Name or/and Description on the next opened Edit Snapshot window and click on the SAVE icon:

After these steps, the selected Snapshot will be updated.

Delete Snapshot

To delete the Snapshot from the Snapshots page, do the following:

  • identify this unnecessary Snapshot on the Snapshots page;
  • click on the Actions icon and select the Delete in the list of available options;
  • confirm the Snapshot deletion on the next opened Confirmation window.

After these steps, the selected Snapshot will be deleted.