|Before patching a cloud instance, it can be advantageous to take a backup of the instance in the rare event that the patch event fails and causes the instance to become unstable.
The DAY2 platform can execute snapshots on-demand, or on a schedule, to create a rollback point prior to the patch event itself. This KB article will walk you through creating the snapshot on-demand.
What you will need:
- You need to know what instance(s) you want to backup
- You need to know what to name your snapshot
- (Optional) If you are going to enter Tags, you need to know their name
Creating a snapshot on-demand:
- Navigate to Infrastructure → Compute → Servers
Choose the instance(s) you want to snapshot
In the menu directly above the instances, choose the 3 dots menu
Choose Snapshot Volumes
Enter the Snapshot Name
(Optional) Enter any tags if you have them
Click Create Snapshot
If you wish to create snapshots on a regular basis, you will need to create a Create Snapshot task, which can be done from the Operations menu. (Operations → Create Task)