Import/Export section

Import/Export functions are used to easily import instances and their specific volumes from the existing environment to CROC Cloud Platform and export them back to local virtualization infrastructure. With this functionality, CROC Cloud Platform supports the use of previously prepared instances and specific volumes, which comply with corporate information security and configuration management standards, as well as other requirements.

CROC Cloud Platform allows you to import and export instances and volumes using Amazon EC2 API tools.

Import function automatically imports items from a specified S3 object to a template or a snapshot. When import is completed, you can create instances from the obtained template or create a volume from a snapshot on CROC Cloud Platform.

Export function automatically exports your selected instance or volume to a specified S3 bucket. Then you can download and launch the exported instances in local virtualization infrastructure.

Import

To import own VM templates and snapshots, upload your files to object storage of CROC Cloud Platform.

Import from the following file formats is supported:

  • vmdk
  • vhd
  • qcow2
  • raw
  • OVA (only import to template is supported)

Importing a snapshot

To import a snapshot select desired snapshot in object storage and click картинка_создание_образа

In a new snapshot creation window, enter description of future snapshot and specify whether email notifications are necessary. Click картинка_создание_образа to start the import process of snapshot

Import/Export section of CROC Cloud Platform displays snapshot import options, progress and status and allows you to change the priority of tasks not yet started.

After import completion, the snapshot will be available in Snapshots section.

Importing a template

To import a template, select desired template in object storage and click More…. In the drop-down list, select Create template.

In the new template creation window enter template description and specify whether email notifications are necessary. Click to start template import

After import completion, the snapshot will be available in Snapshots section.

Export

CROC Cloud Platform supports exporting volumes and instances to the following formats:

  • vmdk
  • vhd
  • qcow2
  • vmdk + ovf (in ZIP-archive)

Exporting a volume

To export a volume, select a volume in Volumes section and click More…. In the drop-down list, select Export volume.

Attention

The volume export process can only be launched when the volume status is “Available” or “In-Use” (attached to the stopped instance)!

In volume export menu, enter prefix to simplify the search, select export format, enter description, specify whether email notifications on export status are necessary, and select the bucket, to which the volume will be exported. When finished, click картинка_экспорт_диска

When export process is completed, the volume in the selected format will be available in object storage.

Exporting an instance

To export an instance from CROC Cloud Platform, select an instance in Instances section and click More…. In the drop-down list, select Export instance.

Attention

This function is available only for instance with Stopped status!

In instance export menu, enter prefix to simplify search, select export format, enter description, specify whether email notifications on export status are necessary, and select the bucket, to which the instance will be exported. When finished, click картинка_экспорт_экземпляра

When export process is completed, the instance will be available in object storage as ZIP archive.

Managing import/export tasks

Import/Export section of CROC Cloud Platform console displays options, progress and status of import/export tasks. You can change the priority of a task (if it is not started yet) or abort the execution of tasks already created.

Click a link with task ID to display detailed information.