Thanks for the suggestion, this is something we’d certainly like to investigate in the future.Marcus Kempe commented
This isn't supported by any cloud provider that I know of. But still, it would be a really useful feature!
Thanks for your feedback! We can confirm that snapshots are in fact stored compressed. I have submitted an update to the documentation to note this fact.
Thanks, we’re always thinking about ways to roll out more security features.
Hello all, we’re happy to announce that DDoS protection is a feature of our Cloud Armor product, which is currently in Beta. Please check it out here:
We’ve just released a feature to GA which allows you to detach and re-attach boot disks to GCE VMs.
Using this feature, you may now restore a VM from snapshot by:
1. Stopping the instance – (e.g. gcloud compute instances stop INSTANCE_NAME —zone INSTANCE_ZONE)
2. Detaching the boot disk from the VM in question ($ gcloud compute instances detach-disk INSTANCE_NAME —disk DISK_NAME —zone INSTANCE_ZONE)
2. Creating a disk from the snapshot in question
3. Attaching the disk from step 2 to the VM as the boot disk ($ gcloud compute instances attach-disk INSTANCE_NAME —disk NEW_DISK_NAME —boot —zone INSTANCE_ZONE)
After restore, the VM will keep its IP address and other properties (e.g. tags, labels, etc.).
See more info about the feature in the docs:
Down the road, we’re also planning to improve this flow to be “one-click easy.” More updates to come.
Thanks for the continued input on this item. We are taking a further look at this request, but it is not currently scheduled for implementation (we work in priority order, taking feedback from customers, here, and other sources).
Interesting idea, we’ll consider it – thanks!
Thanks, that’s a great observation!