Backing up and restoring a cloud volume

Protecting your data is an important aspect of data management. Cloud Volumes Service has the ability to send CVS service-type volumes to Google Cloud Object Storage for long-term backup and archive. This data-management feature complements volume snapshots, which provide access for development or test use cases that require short-term recovery. For more information, see Pricing.

You can only back up and restore volumes of the CVS service type.

For examples that demonstrate how to use the API to programmatically create backups, list backups, and restore from a backup, see Cloud Volumes APIs.

Back up a cloud volume

  1. In the Cloud Console, go to the Backups page.

    GO TO THE BACKUPS PAGE

  2. Click Create.

  3. On the Create backup page, complete the following fields:

    • Name: Enter a unique name that describes the backup.
    • Region: Specify the region where the volume you want to back up resides. If this is a CVS service type region, also select the zone.
    • Volume: Select the volume that you want to back up.
  4. Click Create.

Restore a cloud volume from a backup

  1. In the Cloud Console, go to the Backups page.

    GO TO THE BACKUPS PAGE

  2. Select the volume to restore.

  3. Next to the volume that you want to restore, click More, and then click Restore.

    After you click Restore, you are redirected to the Create file system page.

  4. At the top of the Create file system page, enter a name for the volume.

  5. At the bottom of the Create file system page, select the backup from the Backup list.

  6. Click Save.

  7. Go to the Volumes page to see the new volume.

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