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Snapshot

Snapshot is the state of a system at particular point in time. You can use a snaphot as a point in time backup. You can take a snapshot for instances or storage data disk.

Prerequisites to Take a snapshot for Instance

Before doing a snapshot for an Instance, you must have first have an Instance. If you don’t have an Instance yet, you can deploy an Instance in Create VM Instance

Take a snapshot for Instance

This document describes how to take a snapshot for an instance. You can take a snapshot while the instance running

  • Click Images menu, then go to Snapshot page


Images


  • Fill in the form Take a Snapshot for Instance

Take a Snapshot for Instance Form


Column Description
Billing Type Several types of billing are Fixed, Pay Per Use (PPU) according to the payment on your project.
Choose An Instance Choose an instance that you want take a snapshot, for example techWriter-windows
Enter Snapshot Name Enter the name of the snapshot, for example techwriter-win-snapshot

After all the fields are filled, click the Take Snapshot button.


Images - Take Snapshot


  • A pop-up appears Take a snapshot click the Yes, I Agree button.


Images - Take Snapshot-instance


  • If it is successful there will be a notification “Snapshot {snapshot instance name} has been successfully created”.

A list of snapshots instance will appear, namely:

List Snapshot


Column Description
Name Snapshot name
Status Snapshot state “Active” or “Not Ready Yet”
Instance Name The name of the instance being snapshot
Size Snapshot size
Created Date Snapshot creation time
Action Option for restore or delete the snapshot


Take Snapshot Process



Notification


Restore a snapshot for Instance

To restore an instance, you must turn off your instance.

  • In the Action column, select More then click Restore Instance


Image - Restore Instance


  • Select the instance you want to restore (eg “techWriter-windows”), then click the Restore Instance button


Restore Instance - Select Instance


  • A pop up will appear to confirm that you really want to restore the instance, select Restore Instance for restore or Cancel if you want to restore.


Restore Instance


Delete a snapshot for Instance

  • Select the Images menu. The Images page of the Snapshot column will appear.


Images - Snapshot


  • In the Action column, select More then click Delete.


Images - Take a Snapshot - Delete


  • A pop up will appear to confirm whether you really want to delete the snapshot or not. Click the Delete button if you want to delete or Cancel to cancel deleting the snapshot.


Confirm Snapshot Delete


  • There is a notification if the snapshot has been successfully deleted “Snapshot has been successfully deleted”.


Notification


Prerequisites to Take a snapshot for Storage

Before doing a snapshot for Storage, you must first have a Storage. If you don’t have a Storage yet, you can create a Storage in Create Block Storage

Take a snapshot for Storage

This document describe how to take a snapshot for a storage. You can create snapshot a storage even while they are attached to running instances.

  • Go to Snapshot page. Under the Take a snapshot for instance form, there is a Take a snapshot for storage form.


Snapshot Page


  • Fill in the form Take a Snapshot for Storage.

Take a snapshot for storage


Column Description
Billing Type Billing type option is Fixed or trial
Choose A Storage Choose a storage that you want to take snapshot, for example storage-windows-test
Enter Snapshot Name Enter the name of the snapshot, for example storage-win-snapshot

After all the fields are filled, click the Take Snapshot button.


Take a Snapshot for Storage


  • If it is successful there will be a notification “Snapshot win_snap_storage has been Successfully Created”.

A list of snapshots storage will appear, namely:

Snapshot List


Column Description
Name Snapshot name
Status Snapshot state “active” or “Not Ready Yet”
Storage Name The name of storage being snapshot
Size Snapshot size
Created Date Snapshot creation time
Action Option for create or delete the snapshot


Take Snapshot - Process



Notification


Delete a snapshot for Storage

  • On the Snapshot page choose the snapshot storage that you want to delete, in the action column click more. then click Delete button.


Snapshot Page


  • A pop up will appear to confirm whether you really want to delete the snapshot or not. Click the Delete button if you want to delete or Cancel to cancel deleting the snapshot.


Confirm Delete Snapshot


  • There is a notification “Snapshot has been successfully deleted”.


Notification


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