EDS uses snapshots to back up and restore data. The system creates snapshots on a daily basis at the specified time. You can also manually create snapshots to back up data.


The cloud desktop is in the Running or Stopped state.

Background information

A snapshot is a stateful data file of a disk at a specific point in time. Snapshots can be used to back up and restore data.

Snapshots can be created manually or automatically.
  • Manually create snapshots: You can create a snapshot at a specific point in time based on your business requirements. You can specify the disks for which to create snapshots as well as whether to create snapshots for both the system and data disks, only the system disks, or only the data disks.
  • Automatically create snapshots: The system automatically creates snapshots for the system and data disks of each cloud desktop at 01:00 every day (with a delay of 1 to 2 minutes). Automatically created snapshots are retained for three days. After the retention period ends, the snapshots are automatically deleted.


  1. Log on to the Cloud Desktop console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Cloud Desktops.
  4. On the Cloud Desktops page, find the cloud desktop for which you want to back up data and use one of the following methods to create snapshots:
    • Click the More icon in the Actions column corresponding to the cloud desktop and select Create Snapshot.
    • Click the cloud desktop ID to go to the desktop details page. Click the Snapshots tab and then click Create Snapshot.
  5. In the Create Snapshot panel, configure the parameters for the snapshot.
    • Disk: Select the disks for which to back up data. You can select System Disk and Data Disk, Only System Disk, and Only Data Disk.
    • Snapshot name: Specify a name for the system or data disk snapshot based on your selection for Disk.
    • Snapshot description: Specify a description for the system or data disk snapshot based on your selection for Disk.
  6. Click Create Snapshot.


On the Snapshots tab, you can view the progress of snapshot creation. When the status of the snapshot changes from In Progress to Succeeded, the snapshot is created.