Create Snapshot of Instance

You can create a snapshot of an instance as a backup of the instance at a given point in time. The snapshot captures the state of an instance at a given time. A snapshot can be used for instance recovery if there is a problem with an instance due to which the instance goes into an error state or the instance crashes.

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

To create a snapshot of an instance, follow the steps given below.

  1. Log in to Clarity.
  2. Click Instances in the left panel.
  3. Select the checkbox for the instance of which you wish to take a snapshot. Take Instance Snapshot
  4. Click Snapshot on the toolbar seen above the list of instances.
  5. Enter the Image Name.
  6. Enter the Image description.
  7. Click Snapshot VM.

The snapshot of the instance is created and can be viewed on the Clarity UI, under Volumes & Snapshots> Volume Snapshots tab.