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.

import SoftLayer
import json

iscsiStorageId = 8744521

client = SoftLayer.create_client_from_env()
networkStorageIscsiService = client['SoftLayer_Network_Storage_Iscsi']

try:
    iscsiStorage = networkStorageIscsiService.createSnapshot(id=iscsiStorageId)
    print(json.dumps(iscsiStorage, sort_keys=True, indent=2, separators=(',', ': ')))
except SoftLayer.SoftLayerAPIError as e:
    print("Unable to retrieve the Network Storage Iscsi. faultCode=%s, faultString=%s"
        % (e.faultCode, e.faultString))

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

import SoftLayer
import json

iscsiStorageId = 8744521

client = SoftLayer.create_client_from_env()
networkStorageIscsiService = client['SoftLayer_Network_Storage_Iscsi']

try:
    iscsiStorage = networkStorageIscsiService.getSnapshotsForVolume(id=iscsiStorageId)
    print(json.dumps(iscsiStorage, sort_keys=True, indent=2, separators=(',', ': ')))
except SoftLayer.SoftLayerAPIError as e:
    print("Unable to retrieve the Network Storage Iscsi. faultCode=%s, faultString=%s"
        % (e.faultCode, e.faultString))

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