Method: regionDisks.createSnapshot

Creates a snapshot of this regional disk.

HTTP request

POST https://compute.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/{project}/regions/{region}/disks/{resourceId}/createSnapshot

The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters

Parameters
project

string

Project ID for this request.

region

string

Name of the region for this request.

resourceId

string

Name of the regional persistent disk to snapshot.

Query parameters

Parameters
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,
  "status": enum,
  "sourceDisk": string,
  "sourceDiskId": string,
  "diskSizeGb": string,
  "storageBytes": string,
  "storageBytesStatus": enum,
  "licenses": [
    string
  ],
  "snapshotEncryptionKey": {
    "rawKey": string,
    "rsaEncryptedKey": string,
    "kmsKeyName": string,
    "sha256": string,
    "kmsKeyServiceAccount": string
  },
  "sourceDiskEncryptionKey": {
    "rawKey": string,
    "rsaEncryptedKey": string,
    "kmsKeyName": string,
    "sha256": string,
    "kmsKeyServiceAccount": string
  },
  "selfLink": string,
  "labels": {
    string: string,
    ...
  },
  "labelFingerprint": string,
  "licenseCodes": [
    string
  ],
  "storageLocations": [
    string
  ],
  "autoCreated": boolean,
  "downloadBytes": string,
  "chainName": string,
  "satisfiesPzs": boolean,
  "locationHint": string,
  "kind": string
}
Fields
id

string (uint64 format)

[Output Only] The unique identifier for the resource. This identifier is defined by the server.

creationTimestamp

string

[Output Only] Creation timestamp in RFC3339 text format.

name

string

Name of the resource; provided by the client when the resource is created. The name must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035. Specifically, the name must be 1-63 characters long and match the regular expression [a-z]([-a-z0-9]*[a-z0-9])? which means the first character must be a lowercase letter, and all following characters must be a dash, lowercase letter, or digit, except the last character, which cannot be a dash.

description

string

An optional description of this resource. Provide this property when you create the resource.

status

enum

[Output Only] The status of the snapshot. This can be CREATING, DELETING, FAILED, READY, or UPLOADING.

sourceDisk

string

The source disk used to create this snapshot.

sourceDiskId

string

[Output Only] The ID value of the disk used to create this snapshot. This value may be used to determine whether the snapshot was taken from the current or a previous instance of a given disk name.

diskSizeGb

string (int64 format)

[Output Only] Size of the source disk, specified in GB.

storageBytes

string (int64 format)

[Output Only] A size of the storage used by the snapshot. As snapshots share storage, this number is expected to change with snapshot creation/deletion.

storageBytesStatus

enum

[Output Only] An indicator whether storageBytes is in a stable state or it is being adjusted as a result of shared storage reallocation. This status can either be UPDATING, meaning the size of the snapshot is being updated, or UP_TO_DATE, meaning the size of the snapshot is up-to-date.

licenses[]

string

[Output Only] A list of public visible licenses that apply to this snapshot. This can be because the original image had licenses attached (such as a Windows image).

snapshotEncryptionKey

object

Encrypts the snapshot using a customer-supplied encryption key.

After you encrypt a snapshot using a customer-supplied key, you must provide the same key if you use the snapshot later. For example, you must provide the encryption key when you create a disk from the encrypted snapshot in a future request.

Customer-supplied encryption keys do not protect access to metadata of the snapshot.

If you do not provide an encryption key when creating the snapshot, then the snapshot will be encrypted using an automatically generated key and you do not need to provide a key to use the snapshot later.

snapshotEncryptionKey.rawKey

string

Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.