I would like to create snapshots for Openstack’s instances and next use them. This functionality is existed for VMware’s instances.
Admin Edit: OpenStack supports snapshots via the backup functionality. That said, the ask is for the actual “Snapshot” action to be presented to users to reduce confusion.
Owner Edit: I mean to create snapshot under ACTION in the instances tab. I don’t want to use the full backup. In attach print screen for VMware instance.
I have the same requirement: I want to create snapshots for OpenStack instances, just like snapshots are prepared for VMWare instances through the UI Appliance Morpheus.
I can create snapshot for vm openstack at here. Go to tab “Backup”
Thank you for your response, but I am referring to the ‘Create Snapshot’ method under ACTIONS in the Instances tab
Snapshots are used for Openstack backups. The snapshot is used to create a full backup, but left in place for quick restore. Restore will attempt to use the snapshot and fallback to the full archive if the snapshot is unavailable. Is there a use case where direct access to the snapshot is required?
Using full backups give me to restore instance but as new instance. I don’t want to create new instance from backup but revert existed instance to point from snapshot.
Hi @jdc ,
You should definitely be able to restore to existing via that popup. With that said, I think the best of approach would be opening a support ticket at https://support.morpheusdata.com. Please reference this thread.
I’m marking this thread to auto close in 48-hours since this really isn’t an idea anymore but a support issue. Please feel free to update if you feel there is still an additional idea request here.
cbunge Thank you for your feedback. I think that there are two threads in this idea now.
- I wanted to implement ‘Create Snapshot’ method under ACTIONS in the Instances tab. This option is posibility for VMware and then tenant don’t need to use full backups. I received information that I should to report this case like new idea.
- In my idea ddeyoung wrote that the snapshots are using to full backup. But in my case I can’t use them to restoring existed instance, so this I can to report to support like a new ticket according to your response.
I don’t want to close my idea and I didn’t find how to update the status. Could you update it?
I added a quick note on the inital post, and removed the 48 hour closure.
Restore to existing is available in Openstack using local disks for the root disk. Using a volume for the root disk doesn’t allow for restoring to existing. This is a limitation of Openstack, as far as I am aware, so exposing the snapshots wouldn’t produce the desired outcome.