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How to Create an Orbit from an existing Volume


Introduction

Let’s say you have an Orbit and want to delete it but keep the root volume for future usage. Well with that volume, our system allows you to create a new Orbit from an existing bootable volume.

Prerequisites

  • The only requirement needed to create an orbit from an existing volume is a bootable volume. The difference between a bootable volume and non-bootable volume is only that a bootable volume contains an operating system. You can check whether your volume is bootable from the volume details page

Creating an Orbit

  1. To create an Orbit from an existing volume, first navigate to the “My Orbits” tab.

    My Orbits
  2. Once there, click “Create Orbit”.

    Create Orbit
  3. Now select “Bootable Volume” and a dropdown will appear where you can select the root volume that you already had. You can follow the same guidelines that you would normally follow to create a brand new Orbit.

    Bootable Volume
  4. You can follow the same guidelines that you would normally follow to create a brand new Orbit. Select your desired CPU/Ram Size, SSD Block, Authentication Method and Name. Once everything is in place, click “Create” and your orbit should be good to go.

    Bootable Volume 2