Create and delete an automatic snapshot policy

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2017

An automatic snapshot policy is a set of defined parameters for automatically creating snapshots.

You can create a maximum of 100 automatic snapshot policies in each region.

Create an automatic snapshot policy

To create an automatic snapshot policy, perform the following:

  1. Log on to the ECS console.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, select Snapshots & Images > Automatic Snapshot Policies.

  3. Click Create Automatic Snapshot Policy.

  4. Define automatic snapshot policy parameters:

    • Automatic Snapshot Policy
      This parameter is the name of the automatic snapshot policy. It must contain 2 ~ 128 characters and begin with English letters or Chinese characters. It can include digits and periods (.), underscores (_), and hyphens (-).
    • Time
      Defines the time of day for automatically creating snapshots. There are 24 snapshot creation points available between 00:00 and 23:00.
    • Repeated day
      There are seven available repetition day configurations.
    • Retention period
      Defines the number of days a snapshot can be retained. This parameter can be set between 1−65536 days, or permanently. By default, it is set to 30 days.
  5. Click OK.

Delete an automatic snapshot policy

If you no longer need an automatic snapshot policy, navigate to the policy you want to delete and then click Delete Automatic Snapshot Policy.

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