A snapshot is a point-in-time version of a volume. As an administrator, use the the
cinder snapshot-manage command to manage and unmanage snapshots.
The arguments to be passed are:
VOLUME_ID—The ID of a volume that is the parent of the snapshot, and managed by the Block Storage service.
IDENTIFIER—Name, ID, or other identifier for an existing snapshot.
--id-type—Type of back-end device the identifier provided. Is typically
source-id. Defaults to
--name—Name of the snapshot. Defaults to
--description—Description of the snapshot. Defaults to
--metadata—Metadata key-value pairs. Defaults to
You cannot snapshot a volume with NFS.
To manage a snapshot:
snapshot-manage command, including the parameters to provide the name or ID of the snapshot to unmanage.
$ cinder snapshot-manage my-volume-id my-snapshot-id
To unmanage a snapshot:
snapshot-unmanage command, including the parameters to provide the name or ID of the snapshot to unmanage.
$ cinder snapshot-unmanage my-snapshot-id