Snapshots are point-in-time copies of the current state of your volumes. Snapshots allow you a quick and easy way to backup you systems and can be used to return your system to a previous state in cases of failure or corruption.
You can only snapshot one volume at a time. To make certain you have completely captured your entire VM, make sure you snapshot EVERY volume associated with it.
You can easily create your own snapshots. In your Stratosphere browser, find and select the virtual machine for which you wish to snapshot a volume. Click on the "Volumes" tab to see what volumes are attached.
Select the volume you want to snapshot. Click on the to create.
Volumes must be in a "Ready" state before a snapshot can be created. If the volume is in an "Allocated" state, attach it to a virtual machine first, then snapshot it.
Alternatively, if you click on the volume name, a new dialog box will appear showing more details specific to that volume. You can click on the "Create Snaphot" button there.
To check on your snapshots, from your virtual machine browser view, click on the "Snapshots" tab.
The best time to create a snapshot is BEFORE you make changes to your system. This will allow you to gracefully recover from miscalculations, mistakes or mishaps.