You can create a snapshot of any volume whether it is attached to an instance or not.
- Log in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.
- Select the project from the drop-down menu in the title bar.
A list appears displaying volumes that are currently configured and available to the current user.
- Select the volume for which you want to create a snapshot. From the drop-down menu in the Actions column, select Create Snapshot.
If the volume is attached to an instance, a warning appears. In some cases, creating a snapshot from an attached volume can result in a corrupted snapshot.
- Enter a snapshot name and optional description.
If the volume is not attached to an instance, click Create Volume Snapshot.
If the volume is attached to an instance, click Create Volume Snapshot (Force).
The Volume Snapshots page appears showing the new snapshot in the table.