You can upload a volume as an image and spawn an instance from the image. Upload of available volumes or volumes that are not attached to an instance does not affect the volume.

You must be a self-service user or an administrator to perform this operation.

To upload a volume as an image, follow the steps given below.

  1. Log in to Clarity.
  2. Click Volumes and Snapshots in the left panel.
  3. Select the checkbox for the volume from the list of volumes. Edit Volume Snapshot
  4. Click Upload as Image on the toolbar seen above the list of volumes.
  5. Enter the Image Name. If the upload is for a volume attached to an active instance, and you still want to upload the volume as an image, select the Force check box.
  6. Click Upload Volume.

The successfully uploaded image is visible under the Images> Imported Images tab.