Creating Volume Snapshots

You can create a snapshot manually using MCS and the CLI or use a schedule to automate snapshot creation.

Creating Snapshots of Multiple Volumes Using the MapR Control System

To create snapshots of multiple (standard and/or mirror) volumes manually:

  1. Log in to MCS and go to the Summary tab under Data > Volumes.
  2. Select the volume(s) to create the snapshots for.
  3. Click Snapshot Volumes from the Actions dropdown menu.
    The Snapshot Volume(s) confirmation dialog displays.
  4. Verify the list of volumes and enter a unique name for the snapshot in the New Snapshot Name field.
  5. Click Snapshot Volumes.

Creating a Snapshot of a Volume Using the MapR Control System

You can create a snapshot manually or use a schedule to automate snapshot creation. To create a snapshot of a volume manually:

  1. Log in to MCS and go to the Snapshots tab in the volume information page.
  2. Click Create Snapshot to display the Create Snapshot window.
  3. Enter a unique name for the snapshot in the New Snapshot Name field.
  4. Click Create Snapshot to create a snapshot of the volume.
    By default, manually created snapshots will not have an expiration date.

Creating Volume Snapshots Using the CLI or REST API

The basic command to create a snapshot is:

maprcli volume snapshot create -snapshotname <snapshot> -volume <volume>

For complete reference information, see volume snapshot create.