Manage Volumes & Snapshots
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.