You can create a snapshot of any volume whether it is attached to an instance or not.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.
  2. Select the project from the drop-down menu in the title bar.
  3. Select Project > Volumes > Volumes.

    A list appears displaying volumes that are currently configured and available to the current user.

  4. Select the volume for which you want to create a snapshot. From the drop-down menu in the Actions column, select Create Snapshot.
    Note:

    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.

  5. 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.