Why use Instance Snapshots?
With the Instance Snapshots feature you have the convenient option to “freeze” the current state of your work on your instance. This means, you can create a new instance using a clone of the data from the current disk image. Furthermore, you can preserve all your data within an instance.
Snapshots can be useful if you want to try something and later return to the previous state (captured by a snapshot). Another use case is the need for multiple instances with the same data and/or installed software.
Make sure that you stop all of your processes that might affect the snapshot process before you take the snapshot. Run
As a default you get three free Instance Snapshots. If your use case requires more snapshots, you can request up to seven more snapshots. Contact our Support team for a request to increase your amount of snapshots.
How to take an Instance Snapshot?
Go to the list of your instances (Compute > Instances). Look for the instance you want to snapshot and click on the three dots on the far right (make sure it is the right line). Select “Create Snapshot” to take a snapshot of the running instance.
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Your instance must be active to create a snapshot.
How to start an Instance from a Snapshot?
Go to your list of snapshots (Compute > Snapshots). Click on the instance icon “Create Instance” on the far right in the same row as your selected snapshot. Alternatively, when you create a new instance, select the snapshot in the image section.