How to Make a Snapshot and Configure VM Backup in Cloud Raya

30 September 2021 by Ahmad Naufal

Snapshot and backup are methods to save a previous state of our VM before making a change to it.

The differences are, in snapshots we save a state of our VMs manually without a schedule applied. In other hand, backups feature let us do a scheduled save-state of our VMs and let a system determines the retentions and the backup schedule.

How to Make a VM Snapshot

  • In CloudRaya panel, please navigate to Resources > VM List
  • Select the virtual machine you want to snapshot and choose the Snapshots tab
  • Creating a VM snapshot by clicking the Create Snapshot button in the panel
  • Wait until the snapshot is done processing, the snapshots will take longer or less depending on how much the disk size of the VM has. The bigger the disk size is, the longer snapshot will take time. Finally, the result should be like in the picture below

Restore → restore the VM from the current snapshots

Create VM → Create a new VM from the existing snapshots

Delete → Delete the existing snapshots

How to Configure a Backup for the Virtual Machine

  • In CloudRaya panel, please navigate to Resources > VM List
  • Select the virtual machine that needs to be backed up, then choose the Backups tab
  • The backup configuration panel should be like this

Enable Backup → this function must be enabled to activate the backup VM capability

Backup every → this feature specifies the backup frequency

Keep most recent → this feature told how many backup will be keep before the retention policy exceeded

Backup list → The list of the backups have been performed

Restore → Restore the backup to an existing VM

Delete → Delete the related backup


That marks the end of this guide on to make a snapshot and configure VM backup in CloudRaya. I hope this guide was helpful. Find another helpful article in our Knowledge Base page!

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