Exporting an OMI to a Bucket

You can export an OUTSCALE Machine Image (OMI) to an OUTSCALE Object Storage (OOS) bucket to create a backup or to enable other users in the same Region or in a different one to copy it to their account.

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.

The OMI can then be imported to an account using a pre-signed URL of its manifest file. If the account is in the same Region as the OOS bucket, the full path to the OMI in the bucket can be used, if the account has the appropriate rights for the OMI. For more information, see Configuring a Pre-signed URL and Configuring an Object ACL.

The manifest file is obsolete seven days after a completed export as it contains pre-signed URLs to the appropriate snapshots (pre-signed URL are valid for only seven days).

Exporting an OMI to a Bucket Using Cockpit v1

  1. Click Compute > Outscale Machine Images.

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

  3. Click Export to OOS .
    The EXPORT OMI dialog box appears.

  4. Specify the information for the export:

    1. From the Export 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 permissions for the bucket to which you want to export the OMI. For more information, see Managing Access to Your Buckets.

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

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

Exporting an OMI to a Bucket Using OSC CLI