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How to create volume Snapshot and attach as Volume (Linux/Windows)?

To create a snapshot of the Volume:

  • Click Volumes tab in Horizon and choose "Create Snapshot" from the dropdown menu.

  • Unmap disk in Windows VM, then in click Horizon option "Manage Attachments" -> "Detach Volume"


It is possible to create a snapshot of attached volume but if any data are written on it while creating snapshot it might result in corrupted volume.

  • Convert snapshot into Volume - "Volume Snapshots" -> "Create Volume".

  • Map new Volume in your Windows VM.


For Linux systems you may mount that newly created Volume and access the data, the filesystem is the same as on original Volume.

For example if the Volume has one partition and is attached as /dev/vdc do

To create a snapshot of the Volume:

  • Click Volumes tab in Horizon and choose "Create Snapshot" from the dropdown menu.

  • Unmap disk in Windows VM, then in click Horizon option "Manage Attachments" -> "Detach Volume"


It is possible to create a snapshot of attached volume but if any data are written on it while creating snapshot it might result in corrupted volume.

  • Convert snapshot into Volume - "Volume Snapshots" -> "Create Volume".

  • Map new Volume in your Windows VM.


For Linux systems you may mount that newly created Volume and access the data, the filesystem is the same as on original Volume.

For example if the Volume has one partition and is attached as /dev/vdc do

sudo mkdir /my_snapshot1 && sudo mount /dev/vdc1 /my_snapshot1


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