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Create a Google Volume from a Snapshot

Objective

To create a volume from a snapshot

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Prerequisites

A snapshot created from a volume stored in an accessible Remote Object Store container.

Overview

With a volume, you can create a snapshot to reference a particular point in time of a volume. There are several scenarios where you might need to create a volume from a snapshot. One is because you might need the data on the volume to be accessed by more than one server instance.

Steps

  • Go to Clouds > Google > Snapshots and select a snapshot. Click the Create/Attach Volume Now button from a snapshot's homepage. By default, the nickname of the volume will be identical to the name of the snapshot. If you leave the "Size in GB" field blank, the minimum file size that is needed to create the volume will be used (1GB - 1TB).
  • Click the Create button.

A confirmation window will display some basic information about the new volume and also allow you to attach it to an instance.

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