Snapshots

Creating a volume snapshot

Creating a volume snapshot is a similar process to creating an instance snapshot.

Creating a volume snapshot

From the Nectar Dashboard, navigate to the Project, Volumes, then Volumes page.

Locate the volume you want to snapshot, then from Actions list, select Create Snapshot from the drop-down box.

The volume page

Choose a name and an optional description for your snapshot, then confirm by clicking on Create Volume Snapshot button.

The volume dialog

You will be redirected to the Volume Snapshot page where your new snapshot should appear in the list.

The volume dialog

Creating a volume from a snapshot

To restore the volume snapshot to a new volume, you need to create a new volume from the snapshot.

From the Nectar Dashboard, navigate to the Project, Volumes, then Snapshots page.

Locate the snapshot you want to restore, then from the right-hand side in the Actions list, select Create Volume.

In the Create Volume window, type in the name for the new volume and an optional description. Other options should be automatically pre-filled when you select your snapshot.

The volume dialog

After clicking the Create Volume button, your new volume will be created and should appear in your list of volumes. You may now attach it to an instance, and mount it.