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Creating server disk image backup

Creating a server template can prove to be an important feature to have and therefore we provide you with this option with a seamless interface using which you can create a template of your server with just one-click operation. Let’s look at a couple of scenarios which would require you to use this feature.

Scenario 1:

Since the diskspace, RAM ,CPU and IP address for each VPS is reserved irrespective of its current status (whether ON or OFF), each server is billed in powered off state as well. If you are the sort of user who requires an active server only occasionally and does not want to get billed 24*7, then you can create a disk template of your server on our protal (one.e2enetworks.com) following which you can delete the existing server. When you need an active server again, you can fire one up using the template that was created before. Since saved templates are billed only for the disk space used (at Rs. 6.25 per GB per month), you will save on the duration you don’t need an active server.

Please note that, on deleting a server you are discarding the IP address along with. The next time you fire a server, it will bear a different IP address than the previous one.

Scenario 2:

When you need to test new features on your server but are worried that the data on it would be compromised, you can create an image of your live server. This will provide you a safe environment to test them out without bothering the existing server.

Let us explain to you the procedure of deploying a new server with the mirror image of your existing server .

Step 1: Login to one.e2enetworks.com

Login to one.e2enetworks.com with your unique login credentials.

Step 2: Switch off server

Select the instance that you want to make the mirror of and then switch off the server by clicking on the power off button provided on the top right corner of the screen. See the below image for reference.

You can switch on this server once the mirror server is created.

Step 3: Create template

After switching it off, you will see a save as template button on the top left of the same screen as illustrated in the following image. Click the button to create a new template or image of the server.

Step 4: Name the template

You will be prompted to name the template of the server . Name the server and then click on Save Virtual Machine to Template button to save the machine as a template. We will save our machine as temp for this article.

Step 5: Deploy the new server

Now it’s time to create a new instance that will contain the image of you server. To do this click on the VMs button at the top of the page and then click on the create server icon. Then navigate to Saved tab, where you will see the template that you created .


Click on the template and then click create to create a new instance.

Step 6: Switch on the existing server

Now that your new instance is created, you can switch on your existing server.


Updated on January 30, 2017

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