Is it possible to clone a block storage device? E.g from a snapshot?

March 30, 2018 1k views
Block Storage CoreOS

Hi there,

I was wondering if there is an easy way to create a clone / duplicate of a block storage device?

1 Answer
ssobolewski March 30, 2018
Accepted Answer

Yes. You can take snapshot of a block volume, and then create a new volume from that snapshot. ( It’s under Images->Snapshots->Volumes ). That new volume will contain the same data content as the original volume at the time of the snapshot.

  • Cool, thanks for your reply! If I delete a volume, will the snapshots of that volume be deleted as well, or do the snapshots stay?

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