For Virtual Server Cloud and Cloud Servers managed in the Cloud Panel

This article explains how to create an image of a server in the IONOS Cloud Panel.

An image is a backup copy of your server. You can restore your server by installing an image. You can also use an image to install another server with the same setup as the one used to create the image. With a backup plan, you have the option of having images created automatically at regular intervals. While an image is being created, the corresponding server cannot be modified.

To create an image, follow the steps below.

  • Log in to your IONOS account.
  • Click on the  Server & Cloud tile. If you have multiple server contracts, select the desired Server & Cloud contract.

  • In the navigation bar on the left, click Infrastructure > Images.

  • Click Create at the top.

  • Optional: Enter a name for the image.

  • Select the Create an image option.

  • Select the server from which you want to create the image.

  • Select the desired data center.
  • If you want the images to be created automatically, click Show next to Advanced Options.

    Up to 50 images can be stored. Once this limit is reached, the oldest image will be deleted.

  • Select the Automatic image creation option.

  • Select an interval.

  • Enter the maximum number of images to be saved.

  • Click Create.

The image is created. This process may take a few minutes.