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Live Snapshots

Notice

The pairCloud service is ending on November 1, 2018.

Basics

pairCloud Live Snapshots are quick to create, available right away, and don't require shutting your server off. Use Live Snapshots to quickly and easily back up your data, launch a copy of one of your servers, or change your server flavor. We don't outsource the storage of your snapshots; snapshots are stored on the same high-quality disks your server uses. We offer simple, transparent, flat-rate pricing that isn't affected by the size of your snapshots or the number of snapshots you use.

Quotas

Regular pairCloud flavors receive a quota of three snapshots for a flat-rate monthly fee. Your monthly fee is not affected by the number of snapshots you use or by the size of your snapshots, so you'll always know what to expect.

Budget pairCloud flavors receive a quota of one snapshot for a flat-rate monthly fee. Your monthly fee is not affected by the number of snapshots you use or by the size of your snapshots, so you'll always know what to expect.

Operations  

Learn how to manage the operations of enabling, disabling, viewing, and deleting snapshots, as well as using a snapshot to launch a new server.

Enabling Live Snapshots

  1. Log in to the Account Control Center (ACC)
  2. Select Manage pairCloud Servers from the pairCloud menu
  3. Click on the name of the server you would like to enable Live Snapshots on
  4. You will be taken to the Manage Server interface for the selected server
  5. Click on the Enable Live Snapshots button

Creating a Snapshot

  1. Log in to the Account Control Center (ACC)
  2. Select Manage pairCloud Servers from the pairCloud menu
  3. Click on the name of the server you would like to enable Live Snapshots on
  4. You will be taken to the Manage Server interface for the selected server
  5. Click on the Manage Live Snapshots button
  6. In the Manage Live Snapshots interface, enter a name for your snapshot. Enter a description if you desire
  7. Select Create Snapshot

Viewing Snapshots

  1. Log in to the Account Control Center (ACC)
  2. Select Manage pairCloud Servers from the pairCloud menu
  3. Click on the name of the server you would like to view snapshots of
  4. You will be taken to the Manage Server interface for the selected server
  5. Click on the Manage Live Snapshots button

Deleting a Snapshot

  1. Log in to the Account Control Center (ACC)
  2. Select Manage pairCloud Servers from the pairCloud menu
  3. Click on the name of the server you would like to delete snapshots from
  4. You will be taken to the Manage Server interface for the selected server
  5. Click on the Manage Live Snapshots button
  6. Select the name of the snapshot you'd like to delete
  7. Click on the Delete Snapshot button

Launching a New Server from a Snapshot

  1. Log in to the Account Control Center (ACC)
  2. Select Manage pairCloud Servers from the pairCloud menu
  3. Click on the name of the server you would like to launch from
  4. You will be taken to the Manage Server interface for the selected server
  5. Click on the Manage Live Snapshots button
  6. Select the name of the snapshot you'd like to use to launch a new server
  7. Click on the Launch Clone button
Updated on August 21, 2018

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