Create a Snapshot

You can use snapshots to quickly create clones of an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance.

Note that snapshots don’t include the database deployment that’s associated with your instance.


The instance continues to be available while the snapshot is created. But the instance is in maintenance mode, which means that you can't perform administration operations, such as patching and backup. While the snapshot is being created, the applications can continue to access the storage volumes.

To create a snapshot of an instance,

  1. Access your service console.
  2. Click the name of the instance that you want to take a snapshot of.
  3. Click the Administration tile.
  4. Click the Snapshots tab.
  5. Click Create.
  6. In the Create Snapshot dialog box, complete the following steps:
    • Snapshot Name: Enter a name for the snapshot.

    • Snapshot Description: Enter a description that you can use later to identify the key characteristics of the snapshot.

  7. Click Create.
After the snapshot is created, you can use it to create clones of the original instance.