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Snapshots

Snapshot Schema

  • id String - A unique identifier for each snapshot. This is automatically generated.
  • name String - The human-readable name for the snapshot.
  • size Integer - The storage size of this snapshot given in GiB.
  • region String - The identifier for the region this snapshot exists in (eg. ARC-IS-HAF-1).
  • status String - The snapshot status. Possible values are creating, created, pending_delete and deleting.
  • resource_id String - The id of the resource (e.g. instance) that was snapshotted.
  • created_at String - A time value given in ISO8601 combined date and time format that represents when the snapshot was created.

For legacy projects and accounts the created status is replaced with active. Also an additional error status exists.

List Snapshots

Lists all snapshots of an account.

GET /compute/v1/snapshots (HTTP 200 - OK)

Query parameters

  • per_page Integer Optional - A positive integer lower than or equal to 100 to select the number of items to return (default: 50).
  • page Integer Optional - A positive integer to choose the page to return.

Response body

The response will be a JSON object with pagination details and a key called snapshots. This will be set to an array of snapshot objects, each of which will contain the instance snapshot object, see Snapshot Schema:

{
"snapshots": [
{
"id": "ff942497-62f6-4a9d-8dc4-3766ebc2b8a2",
"name": "snapshot name",
"size": "85899345920",
"region": "ARC-IS-HAF-1",
"status": "created",
"resource_id": "<snapshotted-resource-id>",
"created_at": "2020-04-06T10:47:46.786Z"
}
],
"total_count": 1,
"page": 1,
"per_page": 50
}

Create Snapshot

To create a new snapshot from a custom image URL, send a request to:

GET /compute/v1/snapshots (HTTP 201 - Created)

Please note that if you intend to create a snapshot from a running instance, you should use the Instance Snapshots endpoint instead.

The attribute values that must be set to successfully create a snapshot are:

Body parameters:

  • name String Required - The human-readable name set for the snapshot.
  • size Integer Required - The storage size of this snapshot given in GiB (Min: 1GiB).
  • url String Required - The url pointing to a raw or raw with zstd compressed image.
  • os_type String Optional - linux or windows.
  • region String Required - The region identifier in which this instance should be created in, see Regions.

Response body

The response will be a JSON object that contains the snapshot attributes, see Snapshot Schema:

{
"snapshot": {
"id": "ff942497-62f6-4a9d-8dc4-3766ebc2b8a2",
"name": "snapshot name",
"status": "creating",
"os_type": "linux",
"region": "ARC-IS-HAF-1",
"resource_id": "",
"created_at": "2024-01-23T10:47:46.786Z"
"updated_at": "2024-01-23T10:47:46.786Z"
}
}

Get Snapshot

Get details of one snapshot with a given ID.

GET /compute/v1/snapshots/<snapshot_id> (HTTP 200 - OK)

Path parameters:

  • snapshot_id String - Snapshot id

Response body

The response will be a JSON object that contains the snapshot attributes, see Snapshot Schema:

{
"snapshot": {
"id": "ff942497-62f6-4a9d-8dc4-3766ebc2b8a2",
"name": "snapshot name",
"size": "85899345920",
"region": "ARC-IS-HAF-1",
"status": "created",
"resource_id": "<snapshotted-resource-id>",
"created_at": "2020-04-06T10:47:46.786Z"
}
}

Delete a Snapshot

Delete a snapshot with the given ID

DELETE /compute/v1/snapshots/<snapshot_id>  (HTTP 204 - No content)

Path parameters:

  • snapshot_id String - Snapshot id

Examples (cURL)

# List all snapshots
curl -H "Authorization: Bearer $TOKEN" \
"https://api.genesiscloud.com/compute/v1/snapshots"
# Get a snapshot by id
curl -H "Authorization: Bearer $TOKEN" \
"https://api.genesiscloud.com/compute/v1/snapshots/<snapshot_id>"
# Delete a snapshot by id
curl -H "Authorization: Bearer $TOKEN" \
-X DELETE "https://api.genesiscloud.com/compute/v1/snapshots/<snapshot_id>"