CCI Private Cloud - Managing VM Snapshots

This document details the process for managing snapshots associated with virtual machines in the CCI Private Cloud environment.

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A snapshot preserves the state and data of a VM at a specific point in time; however, snapshots are limited and should be used with caution.

Snapshots can provide short-term data protection. A snapshot before a change will provide a rollback point in case you want to reverse the change.


  • Reverting to a snapshot is comprehensive, destructive, and irreversible. All changes to the VM and its data that occurred after the snapshot will be lost.
  • Running a VM on a snapshot for an extended period of time can adversely affect performance, create instability, and cause data loss; therefore, CCI snapshots are automatically deleted after 7 days.
    1. A snapshot is not a backup. No copies of the VM or its data are made. Individual files or settings cannot be recovered from a snapshot. 
    2. Managing Snapshots: 

      1. Go to the Resources tab and select Deployments
      2. Click on a Deployment
      3. Click on the Cloud_vSphere_Machine in the Topology diagram
      4. Expand the Actions menu on the far right
      5. Select one of the snapshot choices:
        • Create Snapshot
          • Give the snapshot a name and description
          • Click SUBMIT
        • Delete Snapshot
          • Select the snapshot to delete and click NEXT
          • Confirm and click SUBMIT
        • Revert to Snapshot
          • Select the snapshot to revert to and click NEXT
          • Confirm and click SUBMIT.
          • All changes made to the VM after the snapshot will be discarded.

      Incident Reporting & Technical Support

      CCI Private Cloud Incident Reporting

      • Customers should contact the DoIT Help Desk to report an incident or check the outages page for an CCI Private Cloud incident.
      • Formal support is provided for CCI Private Cloud during business hours only. After-hours support is best effort.

      CCI Private Cloud Technical Support

      • Customers should contact the DoIT Help Desk or email with support requests.
      • CCI Private Cloud technologists will respond to all support requests by the end of the following business day.


      Keywordscci, cciv, private, cloud, virtualization, snapshot   Doc ID53586
      OwnerMichael H.GroupCCI Private Cloud
      Created2015-07-02 13:21:40Updated2023-03-31 07:35:52
      SitesCampus Cloud Infrastructure (CCI) - Private Cloud
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