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CHAPTER 7.2: Detach volume during snapshot.

The last slide informs us that to take a consistent snapshot we have to stop the instance and detach volume. Detach volume is required in this case? Stopping instance is obvious for me.

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Hi Sebastiano,

Great catch! It’s not actually required that you stop the instances to take a snapshot. You really have two options, you can freeze the file system to ensure that you get an accurate copy of the data, or you can simply detach the volume, create a snapshot, and once the status is in "pending" reattach the volume.

For more information please see the following link:


Great, thanks 😉

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