How to create a new instance from a volume snapshot

Note: This article relates to a product currently in beta testing.

Creating a new instance from a bootable volume snapshot involves generating a fresh instance using a pre-existing snapshot of a volume. This process allows for the rapid deployment of new instances with the same data and configuration as the original snapshot.


  • 1
    Log in to your xneelo Cloud dashboard.
  • 2
    Using the menu on the left, navigate to the Storage > Snapshots page.
  • 3
    On the right-hand side, next to the Volume Snapshot you wish to use, click the dropdown and select Launch As Instance.
  • 4
    In the dialogue box that appears, give your instance a name in the Instance Name field. The rest of the fields are optional. Click Next when you’re finished.
  • 5
    Under Available, select the flavour you want to use to move it to the Allocated section. Click Next when you're done.
  • 6
    In the Select Boot Source dropdown menu, Volume Snapshot will be selected by default. Click Next when you're done.
  • 7
    Click Next in the Networks step since the default network has already been set up and selected.
  • 8
    In the Key Pair step, you will have to allocate a key pair. If you haven't imported or created a key pair yet, you can: 
    1. Generate your SSH Key in the xneelo Cloud dashboard.  
    2. If you have an SSH Key generated on your device, you can import the key to your xneelo Cloud dashboard.
    3. Create your SSH key during the instance creation. 
  • 9
    In the Security Groups step, make sure you've selected a security group under Available using the up arrow on the right-hand side. If you haven't set up a security group yet, the default security group will have been selected automatically.
    1. Should you want to create a new security group, follow the steps listed in the Creating a Security Group article.
  • 10
    Once you are ready, click Create Instance to create your instance.
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    After the dialogue box closes, you can view your new instance in the list on the Instance page.

What happens next

Connect to your instance using the SSH Protocol.