Virtual Machine (VM) snapshots are a feature of virtualization software that allows you to capture the state of a VM at a specific point in time. VPS snapshot is a copy of a virtual machine and are useful for creating checkpoints of the state of a VM at a specific point in time. They can be used for development and testing purposes but should not be used as a replacement for backups.
Creating and Scheduling a VPS Snapshot
To create a snapshot of your VPS, proceed with the following steps.
2. Once you’ve gone through the login process. The screen below will appear, listing all of your current devices.
- You can note which device is VPS and which is a dedicated server by looking at the “Type” column as needed.
3. Press on the device ID you wish to upgrade, for this example, we will select device 32519 from the list above.
4. Press on the “Snapshots” tab where you will be presented with the option to create a snapshot .
5. A pop-up will appear where you could enter the disk you wish to create a snapshot of, and proceed to create a snapshot schedule or a one-time snapshot. As an example we will use the one-time snapshot.
6. Press on “CREATE SNAPSHOT” and you will then be able to see the progress of the snapshot along with the ability to restore or delete the snapshot.
7. Once the snapshot creating process is complete, you will then be able to press the “RESTORE” button to proceed with the restoration.
- Note that this can only be done after powering down the VPS.
8. Deleting the snapshot can be done from the “Snapshot” page as well as necessary with multiple snapshots able to be created or scheduled.