In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to use Snapshots in CrownPanel.
A snapshot is a type of backup copy used to create the entire architectural instance/copy of a disk, or system. It is used in backup processes to restore the system or disk of a particular device at a specific time. A snapshot backup can also be referred to as image backup.
It’s easy to take a Snapshots in our control panel.
Click on Manage beside the VPS if you wish to create the snapshot
Click on the Snapshot Tab
If your VPS is a KVM based VPS it will need to be powered off (shutdown) before the snapshot can be created.
Click on Create Snapshot to create your Snapshot
- Wait for the process to complete.
- Once built, Your VPS will automatically boot up!
This process will take a minimum of 5 mins or more to complete depending on the size of your VPS!
The snapshot will be moved away to the backend snapshot store in the background, You can track its progress by clicking on Refresh
Once the snapshot is built, you will be presented with a UUID (Universally unique identifier), File Size, and Timestamp of Snapshot build.
You can use the UUID to specify the snapshot name if you need any help with it when contacting our support team.
To Naming your Snapshots, follow this instruction Click here.
The snapshot size should more or less be the same size as the VPS itself. If you feel that the size is too small compared to the data on the VPS, please feel free to contact our Support to investigate further, in many cases if there are temporary data written out to /tmp it can be a cause for this smaller sized snapshot as well.