What is a snapshot?

A snapshot is a way of making a copy of the disk state of an Nectar instance or a volume so the state can be preserved at a particular time. It is easy to create a snapshot of the root disk of a instance or volume by using the snapshot dialog in the Nectar dashboard.

In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to take snapshots of instances and volumes, and then go through the process of restoring from a snapshot.

Cloud One This tutorial is part of the Nectar Cloud One curriculum. You should be familliar with the basics of launching virtual machines and volume storage. If you think you need hlep with any of that, you should complete relevant Cloud Start tutorials before you start here.

What you’ll learn

  • Create a snapshot of an instance
  • Launch an instance from snapshot
  • Create a snapshot of a volume

What you’ll need

  • Access to a Nectar Project
  • A running Nectar instance
  • An existing volume