doctl compute volume snapshot

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doctl compute volume snapshot <volume-id> [flags]




Creates a snapshot of a block storage volume by ID.

You can use a block storage volume snapshot ID as a flag with doctl volume create to create a new block storage volume with the same data as the volume the snapshot was taken from.


The following example creates a snapshot of a volume with the UUID f81d4fae-7dec-11d0-a765-00a0c91e6bf6:

doctl compute volume snapshot f81d4fae-7dec-11d0-a765-00a0c91e6bf6 --snapshot-name example-snapshot --tag frontend,backend


Option Description
--format Columns for output in a comma-separated list. Possible values: ID, Name, Size, Region, Filesystem Type, Filesystem Label, DropletIDs, Tags.
--help , -h Help for this command
--no-header Return raw data with no headers
Default: false
--snapshot-desc A description of the snapshot
--snapshot-name The snapshot name (required)
--tag A comma-separate list of tags to apply to the snapshot. For example, --tag frontend or --tag frontend,backend
Command Description
doctl compute volume Display commands to manage block storage volumes

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false