In this section of the tutorial, you will create a snapshot of the persistent disk that contains your website. Snapshots are used to capture the state of persistent disks at a given point in time, allowing you to restore your virtual machine instances in cases of failure.
Restore a Website
1. Create Instance from Disk Snapshot
In this section of the tutorial, you will learn how to restore your website from a snapshot.
In order to restore your website from a snapshot, the snapshot needs to have been created when the website was operating correctly. In other words, you can’t take a snapshot of a broken website, restore it, and expect it to work correctly.
2. Assign IP Address to New Instance
In this section of the tutorial, you will configure your website’s network settings to redirect traffic to the new instance.
Now that you know how to safely backup and restore websites on Google Cloud, you may be interested in automating your backups!