How to create a Snapshot in Azure?

A snapshot is a full, read-only copy of a virtual hard disk (VHD). You can use a snapshot as a point-in-time backup, or to help troubleshoot virtual machine (VM) issues. You can take a snapshot of both operating system (OS) or data disk VHDs.

Create a snapshot of a VHD:

If you want to use a snapshot to create a new VM, ensure that you first cleanly shut down the VM. This action clears any processes that are in progress.

To create a snapshot using the Azure portal, complete these steps.

  • In the Azure portal, select Create a resource.
  • Search for and select Snapshot.
  • In the Snapshot window, select Create. The Create snapshot window appears.
  • For Resource group, select an existing resource group or enter the name of a new one.
  • Enter a Name, then select a Region and Snapshot type for the new snapshot. If you would like to store your snapshot in zone-resilient storage, you need to select a region that supports availability zones. For a list of supporting regions, see Azure regions with availability zones.
  • For Source subscription, select the subscription that contains the managed disk to be backed up.
  • For Source disk, select the managed disk to snapshot.
  • For Storage type, select Standard HDD, unless you require zone-redundant storage or high-performance storage for your snapshot.
  • If needed, configure settings on the Encryption, Networking, and Tags tabs. Otherwise, default settings are used for your snapshot.
  • Select Review + create.

Watch the video below for Other way to create a snapshot: