Snapshots Landing Page

This screen allows you to view a list of your snapshots, create new snapshots, and delete snapshots. Use the scroll bar to view additional snapshots not in the browser's current view.


To access this page from the dashboard, click Snapshots from the left navigation bar under STORAGE or click the Snapshots icon (cloud with camera) to display the Snapshots landing page:

Snapshots icon

Change the Information Displayed

A variety of ways to display information is available from this page.

You can use the search feature to display only information important to you; and use the sort and views to manipulate how the information is displayed:
  • Change the view. You can toggle between the table view and the grid view by clicking the appropriate icon next to the View label at the top right of the screen.
  • Sort the list. In the table view, sort the list by name using the arrow icon next to the NAME column to toggle between ascending and descending sort order.
  • Search and filter. To perform a simple search/filter, type some search text into the search text box above the list.

Create a New Snapshot

  1. From the dashboard, click Create snapshot beneath the Snapshots icon.
  2. From the Snapshots landing page, click the CREATE NEW SNAPSHOT button near the top of the page.
The Create new snapshot page opens.

For additional information on completing that page, refer to the instructions provided in its Help content.

View Details of a Snapshot

You can see details about a snapshot, such as its status, size, and the volume from which it was created.

To see more details about a snapshot:
  1. Click the name in the list of snapshots to display detailed information about the selected snapshot.
  2. In the Actions column, click the action icon (・・・) for the snapshot you want to view and select View details.
    The details page for the selected snapshot opens.


Each entry in the snapshots list has a context menu, accessible from the Actions column. Clicking the action icon brings up a menu of actions that you can perform on the selected snapshot.

The following context menu actions are available:
  • View details. Brings up the detail page for selected snapshot.
  • Create volume from snapshot. Allows you to create a volume from the selected snapshot.
  • Register as image. allows you to register the selected snapshot as an image in your cloud, if it was created from a volume containing a root file system. The image can then be used to launch EBS-backed instances.
  • Delete snapshot. Allows you to delete the selected snapshot.