How do I snapshot a volume?

Snapshots can be made of any attached or detached volumes

Snapshots are static backups of a volume

To snapshot a volume, go to Project > Compute > Volumes and choose Create Snapshot from the Volume Menu

Label your snapshots intuitively

(*) Bug in Horizon: Horizon fails to update the quota for volume snapshots. This will be fixed in the near future.

If your snapshot exceeds the quota, you will not be able to save it

You can also snapshot running VMs to lock your software stack

Simply create a snapshot of the root volume

Remember to label and describe the snapshot clearly

If the volume is attached and in-use, you can force the snapshot without detaching the volume

The snapshot might take a while to create

Viola! The snapshot is ready for use