Create snapshot image

You can manually create a snapshot image from a base volume or snapshot consistency group. This is also called an instant snapshot or instant image.

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. Do one of the following actions to create a snapshot image:
    • Select Storage > Volumes. Select the object (base volume or snapshot consistency group), and then select Copy Services > Create instant snapshot.
    • Select Storage > Snapshots. Select the Snapshot Images tab, and then select Create > Instant snapshot image.
    The Create Snapshot Image dialog box appears. Select the object (base volume or snapshot consistency group), and then click Next.If a previous snapshot image was created for the volume or snapshot consistency group, then the system creates the instant snapshot immediately. Otherwise, if this is the first time a snapshot image is created for the volume or snapshot consistency group, the Confirm Create Snapshot Image dialog box appears.
  2. Click Create to accept the notification that reserved capacity is needed and to proceed to the Reserve Capacity step.
    The Reserve Capacity dialog box appears.
  3. Use the spinner box to adjust the capacity percentage, and then click Next to accept the candidate volume highlighted in the table.
    The Edit Settings dialog box appears.
  4. Select the settings for the snapshot image as appropriate, and confirm that you want to perform the operation.

Result