Create an image of a General Purpose v1 Cloud Server

  • Last updated on: 2018-10-26
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

This article walks you through creating an on-demand image of a General Purpose v1 Cloud Server. You can also schedule a daily image for your Cloud Servers using the Cloud Control Panel. If you are interested in creating an image of a virtual Cloud Server, see Creating an image of your Performance Flavor Server with the Control Panel.

Note: This is an optional service that incurs storage and bandwidth charges on Cloud Files, but the convenience of easily restoring a server from a saved image is extremely valuable. We strongly recommend scheduling the creation of server images.

Create an Image

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.

  3. Select Servers > Cloud Servers.

  4. Locate the server for which you want to create an image.

  5. Click the Actions gear icon to the left of the server name and select Create Image.

    A pop-up appears so you can name the image.

  6. (Optional) Enter a new image name in the pop-up for the image. If you don’t enter a name, the server name is used as the image name.

  7. Click Create Image.

When the image is created, you’ll receive a notification informing you that the image is available. When the image is ready, the server’s status changes to Running and the status bar is green. You can use now use this image to create a new server (using this image as a template) or to restore the server.

Locate a Saved Image

To locate a previously saved image, do the following:

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.

  3. Select Servers > Saved Images.

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