Manage Volumes & Snapshots

by Brian Banaszynski

In the OpenStack world, volumes are considered as persistent storage. The compute instance, including the OS disk are typically considered ephemeral, meaning that they last for a very short amount of time. When deploying an instance, volumes should be leveraged for user data storage. If the instance goes away, the persistent volume can be reattached to a new instance, retaining all the user data.

From the Volumes & Snapshots tab, users can manage volumes and volume snapshots including the following tasks:

  • Create Volume
  • Edit Volume
  • Attach Volume
  • Detach Volume
  • Take Snapshot
  • Upload as Image
  • Delete Volume

These options are available after selecting one or more volume.

To create a new volume, select + CREATE A NEW VOLUME and follow the guided process.

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