Creating a volume snapshot

Find out how to create a snapshot of a Public Cloud additional disk

Last updated 18th January 2022


A snapshot of an additional volume serves two general purposes:

  • You can create backups with a few clicks and keep them as long as needed.
  • You can use the snapshot as a template for identical volumes.

This guide explains how to create a volume snapshot in the OVHcloud Control Panel.



Log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel, go to the Public Cloud section, and select the Public Cloud project concerned. Then open Block Storage in the left-hand navigation bar under Storage.

Volume Snapshot

In the row of the volume concerned, click on ... and select Create a snapshot. (It is not required to detach the volume from its instance first.)

Volume Snapshot

In the popup window, you can enter a different name for the snapshot. Take note of the pricing information, then click on Take a snapshot.

The snapshot creation time depends on the amount of data on the volume.

Since a volume snapshot is a clone of the entire disk, it will have the maximum size of the original volume, regardless of the actual disk space allocation.

Volume Snapshot

Open the section Volume Snapshot in the left-hand navigation bar. After the snapshot is created, it will be added to this table.

Click on the button ... to Delete a snapshot or to Create a volume based on the respective snapshot. You can find further information in this guide.

Go further

Creating a volume from a backup

Creating and configuring an additional disk on an instance

Increasing the size of an additional disk

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