Working With Images

This article walks you through creating an on-demand image of a standard Cloud Server. You can also schedule a daily image for your Cloud Servers using the Cloud Control Panel. If you are interested in creating an image of a Performance Cloud Server, see Creating an Image of Your Performance Flavor Server with the 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.

Create an Image

  1. Log into the Cloud Control Panel.

  2. Locate the server you want to create an image of.

  3. 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.

  4. (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.

    Create Image

  5. 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:


Locate a Saved Image


To locate a previously saved image, do the following:

  1. Open the Cloud Control Panel.

  2. Click Create Server. Now you'll see two tabs in the Images section, Rackspace and Saved.

  3. Click the Saved tab. All your saved images appear on this tab.

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