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Manage cloud volumes snapshots

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You can create a snapshot policy for each volume so that you can recover or restore the entire contents of a volume from an earlier time. You can also create an on-demand snapshot of a cloud volume when needed.

Create an on-demand snapshot

You can create an on-demand snapshot of a cloud volume if you want to create a snapshot with the current volume state.

Steps
  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Hover over the volume and click Create a snapshot copy.

  3. Enter a name for the snapshot, or use the automatically generated name, and click Create.

    Screenshot of selecting the snapshot copy to be restored to a new volume

    The snapshot is created.

Create or modify a snapshot policy

You can create or modify a snapshot policy as necessary for a cloud volume. You define the snapshot policy from the Snapshot Policy tab either when creating a volume or when editing a volume.

Steps
  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Hover over the volume and click Edit.

  3. From the Snapshot Policy tab, move the enable snapshots slider to the right.

  4. Define the schedule for snapshots:

    1. Select the frequency: Hourly, Daily, Weekly, or Monthly

    2. Select the number of snapshots you want to keep.

    3. Select the day, hour, and minute when the snapshot should be taken.

      Screenshot of a configured Snapshot policy

  5. Click Add volume or Update volume to save your policy settings.

Disable a snapshot policy

You can disable a snapshot policy to stop snapshots from being created for a short period of time while retaining your snapshot policy settings.

Steps
  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Hover over the volume and click Edit.

  3. From the Snapshot Policy tab, move the enable snapshots slider to the left.

    Screenshot of the snapshot policy button in the disabled position

  4. Click Update volume.

When you want to re-enable the snapshot policy, move the enable snapshots slider to the right and click Update volume.

Delete a snapshot

You can delete a snapshot from the Volumes page.

Steps
  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Hover over the volume and click Delete a Snapshot copy.

  3. Select the snapshot from the drop-down list and click Delete.

    Screenshot of selecting the snapshot copy to be deleted

  4. In the confirmation dialog box, click Delete.

Revert a volume from a snapshot

You can revert a volume to an earlier point in time from an existing snapshot.

When you revert a volume, the content of the snapshot overwrites the existing volume configuration. Any changes that were made to the data in the volume after the snapshot was created are lost.

Note that clients do not need to remount the volume after the revert operation.

Steps
  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Hover over the volume and click Restore the volume.

  3. Select the snapshot that you want to use to restore the existing volume from the drop-down list and click Restore.

    Screenshot of selecting the snapshot copy to be used to overwrite the existing volume

Restore a snapshot to a new volume

You can restore a snapshot to a new volume as necessary.

Steps
  1. Open the working environment.

  2. Hover over the volume and click Restore to a new volume.

  3. Select the snapshot that you want to use to create the new volume from the drop-down list.

  4. Enter a name for the new volume and click Restore.

    Screenshot of selecting the snapshot copy to be restored to a new volume

    The volume is created in the working environment.

  5. If you need to change any of the volume attributes, such as volume path or service level:

    1. Hover over the volume and click Edit.

    2. Make your changes and click Update volume.

After you finish

Continue with Mounting the cloud volume.