[Since version 1.13.0]
multipass snapshot command takes a snapshot of an instance:
$ multipass snapshot maximal-stag … Snapshot taken: maximal-stag.snapshot1
The snapshot will record all the information that is required to later restore the instance to the same state. For the time being, the
snapshot command can only operate on
You can specify a snapshot name with
--name. If you don’t, the snapshot will be named “snapshotN”, where N is the total number of snapshots that were ever taken of that instance. You can also add an optional comment with
--comment. Both of these properties can be later modified with the
set command, via the snapshot settings keys documented here.
multipass help snapshot output explains the available options:
$ multipass help snapshot Usage: multipass snapshot [options] instance Take a snapshot of an instance that can later be restored to recover the current state. Options: -h, --help Displays help on commandline options -v, --verbose Increase logging verbosity. Repeat the 'v' in the short option for more detail. Maximum verbosity is obtained with 4 (or more) v's, i.e. -vvvv. -n, --name <name> An optional name for the snapshot, subject to the same validity rules as instance names (see `help launch`). Default: "snapshotN", where N is one plus the number of snapshots that were ever taken for <instance>. --comment, -c, -m <comment> An optional free comment to associate with the snapshot. (Hint: quote the text to avoid spaces being parsed by your shell) Arguments: instance The instance to take a snapshot of.