Method: disks.insert

Creates a persistent disk in the specified project using the data in the request. You can create a disk from a source (sourceImage, sourceSnapshot, or sourceDisk) or create an empty 500 GB data disk by omitting all properties. You can also create a disk that is larger than the default size by specifying the sizeGb property.

HTTP request

POST https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/{project}/zones/{zone}/disks

The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters

Parameters
project

string

Project ID for this request.

zone

string

The name of the zone for this request.

Query parameters

Parameters
sourceImage

string

Source image to restore onto a disk. This field is optional.

requestId

string

An optional request ID to identify requests. Specify a unique request ID so that if you must retry your request, the server will know to ignore the request if it has already been completed.

For example, consider a situation where you make an initial request and the request times out. If you make the request again with the same request ID, the server can check if original operation with the same request ID was received, and if so, will ignore the second request. This prevents clients from accidentally creating duplicate commitments.

The request ID must be a valid UUID with the exception that zero UUID is not supported (00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000).

Request body

The request body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
{
  "id": string,
  "creationTimestamp": string,
  "name": string,
  "description": string,
  "sizeGb": string,
  "zone": string,
  "status": enum,
  "sourceSnapshot":