August 11, 2016


Create Storage Snapshot
Initiate a manual snapshot of an Endurance or Performance Block storage volume.

Trigger a manual snapshot creation of a Block storage volume.

<?php

/* You can use the getenv() module to pull your exported Username
and API key to keep from having to store them in your files */

require_once './vendor/autoload.php';
$apiUsername = getenv('SOFTLAYER_USERNAME');
$apiKey = getenv('SOFTLAYER_API_KEY');
$storageid = '123456';

try {
  $client = \SoftLayer\SoapClient::getClient('SoftLayer_Network_Storage_Iscsi', $storageid, $apiUsername, $apiKey);
  $response = $client->createSnapshot();

  print_r($response);

 } catch(Exception $e) {
     echo 'Unable to get Storage credentials: ' . $e->getMessage();
}
?>

The process can take sometime to complete. You can check the snapshots associated with a storage volume by using the code below:

<?php

require_once './vendor/autoload.php';
$apiUsername = getenv('SOFTLAYER_USERNAME');
$apiKey = getenv('SOFTLAYER_API_KEY');
$storageid = '123456';

try {
  $client = \SoftLayer\SoapClient::getClient('SoftLayer_Network_Storage_Iscsi', $storageid, $apiUsername, $apiKey);
  $response = $client->getSnapshotsForVolume();

  print_r($response);

 } catch(Exception $e) {
     echo 'Unable to get Storage credentials: ' . $e->getMessage();
}
?>

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