How to take a snapshot of a Cloud volume

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

A volume is a detachable block storage device that can be attached to an instance to provide extra storage space, much like connecting a USB drive. A volume snapshot is a point-in-time copy of a volume.

You can use snapshots to roll a volume back to the state it was in at the time the snapshot was created. However, because snapshots are a point-in-time copy of the data you cannot mount them directly as a volume, but instead use the snapshot to provision a new volume.


  • 1
    Log in to your xneelo Cloud dashboard.  
  • 2
    Using the menu on the left, navigate to Storage > Volumes.
  • 3
    On the right-hand side of the list of volumes click on the dropdown button in the Actions column.
  • 4
    Select Create Snapshot.
  • 5
    In the pop-up window, enter the volume snapshot name in the Snapshot Name field and a description if you like.
  • 6
    Click on Create Volume Snapshot to create the snapshot. Please note that if you are creating a snapshot from a volume that is currently attached, the button’s caption will display Create Volume (Force).