gcloud alpha compute instances export

NAME
gcloud alpha compute instances export - export a Compute Engine virtual machine instance's configuration to a file
SYNOPSIS
gcloud alpha compute instances export (INSTANCE : --zone=ZONE) [--destination=DESTINATION] [GCLOUD_WIDE_FLAG]
DESCRIPTION
(ALPHA) Export a Compute Engine virtual machine instance's configuration to a file.
POSITIONAL ARGUMENTS
Instance resource - Name of the instance to export. For details on valid instance names, refer to the criteria documented under the field 'name' at: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/reference/rest/v1/instances The arguments in this group can be used to specify the attributes of this resource. (NOTE) Some attributes are not given arguments in this group but can be set in other ways. To set the [project] attribute: provide the argument [instance] on the command line with a fully specified name; set the property [core/project]; provide the argument [--project] on the command line. This must be specified.
INSTANCE
ID of the instance or fully qualified identifier for the instance. This positional must be specified if any of the other arguments in this group are specified.
--zone=ZONE
The name of the Google Compute Engine zone.
FLAGS
--destination=DESTINATION
Path to a YAML file where the configuration will be exported. The exported data will not contain any output-only fields. Alternatively, you may omit this flag to write to standard output. A schema describing the export/import format can be found in $CLOUDSDKROOT/lib/googlecloudsdk/schemas/…
GCLOUD WIDE FLAGS
These flags are available to all commands: --account, --billing-project, --configuration, --flags-file, --flatten, --format, --help, --impersonate-service-account, --log-http, --project, --quiet, --trace-token, --user-output-enabled, --verbosity.

Run $ gcloud help for details.

API REFERENCE
This command uses the compute/alpha API. The full documentation for this API can be found at: https://developers.google.com/compute/docs/reference/latest/
EXAMPLES
A virtual machine can be exported by running:
  $ gcloud alpha compute instances export my-instance \
      --destination=<path-to-file>
NOTES
This command is currently in ALPHA and may change without notice. If this command fails with API permission errors despite specifying the right project, you may be trying to access an API with an invitation-only early access whitelist. These variants are also available:
  $ gcloud compute instances export
  $ gcloud beta compute instances export