This page shows you how to backup your servers and their data.
- You have an account and are logged into cloud.scaleway.com
- You have configured your SSH Key
- You have a running server
A snapshot is a full-volume copy stored in our secure data centers. Snapshots are perfect if you want to recover a server from a previous state.
- Recover volume data
- Create a copy from a volume
There are three steps to create a snapshot:
- Powered off your server
- Select the volume to snapshot
- Verify the snapshot creation
There are three steps to create a new server from a snapshot:
- Create a new server
- Choose your snapshot as image
- Create your server
In the Control Panel, click “Servers” in the compute section.
Focus on the server with the volume you want to snapshot and click the “Off” button.
Once your server is powered off, in the volumes list, click the “Snapshot” button on the volume to snapshot.
In the Compute section of the console click “Snapshots”, your new snapshot should be present on the list.
In the previous step, we created a snapshot. We will create a new server based on the snapshot we take previously.
In the Control Panel, click the “Create Server” button.
You will land on the server-creation page where you must input basic information for your server.
In the image section, click the “Snapshots” tab. Select the snapshot you take previously from the list below.
Click the “Create Server” button. This action starts your server. In a few seconds, your server will be ready to use.
All data stored stored when you create your snapshot will be present on this new server.
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This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.scaleway.com/docs/backup-your-data-with-snapshots/