Exporting a Snapshot to a Bucket

You can export a snapshot to an OUTSCALE Object Storage (OOS) bucket to create a backup, or to enable other users to copy it to their account. You can export snapshots in QCOW2 or RAW format.

The snapshot can then be imported to an account using a pre-signed URL. For more information, see Configuring a Pre-signed URL.

Before exporting an OMI or a snapshot to another Region, you need to make sure that this action is authorized by all applicable third-party licenses. If the export is authorized, only an OMI export guarantees the application of third-party licenses in the target Region, whereas a snapshot export does not.

Exporting a Snapshot to a Bucket Using Cockpit v1

  1. Click Storage > Snapshots.

  2. Click the snapshot you want to export to an OOS bucket.
    The snapshot is selected.

  3. Click Export .
    The EXPORT dialog box appears.

  4. Specify the information for the export:

    1. From the Disk Image Format list, select the format of the export disk (QCOW2 or RAW).

    2. In the OOS Bucket Name field, type the name of the bucket.

      You must have the appropriate write permission for the bucket where you want to export the snapshot. For more information, see Managing Access to Your Buckets.

    3. (optional) In the Bucket Prefix field, type a prefix for the copy of the snapshot in the OOS bucket.
      For more information about prefixes, see About OOS > Objects.

  5. Click Export to validate.
    A copy of the snapshot is exported to the OOS bucket.

Exporting a Snapshot to a Bucket Using OSC CLI