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.
1Log in to your xneelo Cloud dashboard.
2Using the menu on the left, navigate to Storage > Volumes.
3On the right-hand side of the list of volumes click on the dropdown button in the Actions column.
4Select Create Snapshot.
5In the pop-up window, enter the volume snapshot name in the Snapshot Name field and a description if you like.
6Click 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).