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Snapshots

What the heck is a snapshot??

Essentially, a snapshot is a backup of a storage unit, taken from the exact point in time which you take it!

Say, for example, you've just uploaded a bunch of data to an SSD in Ronin. You want to start experimenting with this data, but you're afraid that you might change or delete the data in the process. Making a snapshot of the data is the best way to revert "back in time" to when things were set up correctly. Great Scott!

A snapshot is more than just a snapshot. In fact, it's a snapshot that replicates itself across three physical locations. And they're remarkably cheap, compared to any other storage, making it a great way to reduce your project's expenditure.

Just snapshot the storage device, delete the storage while not using it, and add a new storage device from this snapshot when you're ready to use it! Rinse and repeat, you just saved yourself loads!

Lets get started

To get to the snapshots modal, navigate to the Machine Summary page.

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Select the Settings tab on the machine you want to snapshot, then click Manage Snapshot

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And below, the Snapshots Modal!

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Creating a snapshot from a storage volume

Step 1 - Give your snapshot a name

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Step 2 - Click Snapshot

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You can also snapshot volumes from the Storage screen! Just click the Camera icon for the volume you want to back up!

Your snapshot will appear in the Projects tab shown below

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Creating a storage volume from a snapshot

Step 1 - Click Create Volume

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Step 2 - Enter the details for the new volume

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To create a volume, we need:

  • Volume Name - A name to identify the volume
  • Type - What type of storage you're after
  • Size - How big you want the storage to be
    • Size can't be smaller than the size it was when first backed up, but it can be bigger if needed!
Step 3 - Click Submit

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Your new volume will appear in the Project Volumes tab, within the Storage Modal and the Storage Summary page.

Congrats! You just learned time travel!

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