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Version: 3.1

Group Snaps using pxctl

This document explains how to take group snapshots of your container data with Portworx.

First, let's get an overview of the available flags before diving in:

pxctl volume snapshot group --help
Create group snapshots for given group id or labels

pxctl volume snapshot group [flags]

group, g

-d, --delete-on-failure delete created snaps if not all volumes succeeded in the group
-g, --group string group id
-h, --help help for group
-l, --label string list of comma-separated name=value pairs
-v, --volume_ids string list of comma-separated volume IDs

Global Flags:
--ca string path to root certificate for ssl usage
--cert string path to client certificate for ssl usage
--color output with color coding
--config string config file (default is $HOME/.pxctl.yaml)
--context string context name that overrides the current auth context
-j, --json output in json
--key string path to client key for ssl usage
--output-type string use "wide" to show more details
--raw raw CLI output for instrumentation
--ssl ssl enabled for portworx

To take a group snapshot of the volumes labelled with v1=x1, use this command:

pxctl volume snapshot group --label v1=x1
Volume 549285969696152595 : Snapshot 1026872711217134654
Volume 952350606466932557 : Snapshot 218459942880193319

You can easily group volumes by IDs and take a group snapshot with the --volume_ids flag:

pxctl volume snapshot group --volume_ids 83958335106174418,874802361339616936
Volume 83958335106174418 : Snapshot 362408823552094597
Volume 874802361339616936 : Snapshot 895516478416742770
  • For more information about creating group snapshots of Portworx volumes through Kubernetes, refer to the Snapshot group of PVCs page.
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