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.


      Keywords:cci, cciv, private, cloud, virtualization, snapshot   Doc ID:53586
      Owner:Michael H.Group:Campus Cloud Infrastructure (CCI) - Private Cloud
      Created:2015-07-02 14:21 CDTUpdated:2023-03-31 08:35 CDT
      Sites:Campus Cloud Infrastructure (CCI) - Private Cloud
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