This article walks you through creating an on-demand image of a Cloud Server. You can also schedule a daily or weekly image for First Generation Cloud Servers using the New Cloud Control Panel. The ability to create an image schedule for Next Generation Cloud Servers will soon be available in the New Cloud Control Panel.
NOTE: This is an optional service that incurs storage and bandwidth charges on Cloud Files, however the convenience of easily restoring a server from a saved image is extremely valuable. We strongly recommend scheduling the creation of server images. And, it's also quick and easy!
Log into the New Cloud Control Panel.
Locate the server you want to create an image of.
Click the Actions cog to the left of the server name and select Create Image. A pop-up appears so you can name the image.
(Optional) Enter a new image name in the pop-up for the image. If you don't enter a name, the server name is used as the image name.
Click Create Image.
When the image is created, you'll receive a notification informing you that the image is available. When the image is ready, the server's status changes to Running and the status bar is green. You can use now use this image to create a new server (using this image as a template) or to restore the server.
Alternatively you can create an on-demand image using the Actions menu from the details page of a specific server:
To locate a previously saved image, do the following:
Open the New Cloud Control Panel.
Click Create Server. Now you'll see two tabs in the Images section, Rackspace and Saved.
Click the Saved tab. All your saved images appear on this tab.
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