Create a Snapshot

A snapshot is a backup of a volume. You can use snapshots to create new volumes to be used with your instances.


Add the details of your snapshot:

  1. Enter a name for the snapshot in the Name text box.
  2. Select the volume that you would like to use to create the snapshot from the Create from volume drop-down listbox.
  3. Enter a description for the snapshot in the Description text box.
  4. Click the Create button to create your new snapshot, or click the Cancel button to cancel the operation.


To help you manage your cloud's instances, images, and other Eucalyptus resources, you can optionally assign your own metadata to resources in the form of tags. You can use tags to create user-friendly names, make resource searching easier, and improve coordination between multiple users. You can optionally add tags by performing the following steps:

Add tags

To add new tags:
  1. Type the key name for your tag into the name... text box.
    Note: Tags cannot start with "euca:" or "aws:".
  2. Type the value for your tag into the value... text box.
  3. Click the Add Tag button.
  4. If you wish to add additional tags, repeat the preceding steps.
  5. To delete one or more tags, move your mouse over the tag you wish to delete, and click the X button.

Save Your Work

Click the CREATE SNAPSHOT button to save your work, or click the Cancel button to cancel the operation.