google.cloud.gcp_compute_snapshot – Creates a GCP Snapshot

Note

This plugin is part of the google.cloud collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install google.cloud.

To use it in a playbook, specify: google.cloud.gcp_compute_snapshot.

Synopsis

  • Represents a Persistent Disk Snapshot resource.

  • Use snapshots to back up data from your persistent disks. Snapshots are different from public images and custom images, which are used primarily to create instances or configure instance templates. Snapshots are useful for periodic backup of the data on your persistent disks. You can create snapshots from persistent disks even while they are attached to running instances.

  • Snapshots are incremental, so you can create regular snapshots on a persistent disk faster and at a much lower cost than if you regularly created a full image of the disk.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 2.6

  • requests >= 2.18.4

  • google-auth >= 1.3.0

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
auth_kind
string / required
    Choices:
  • application
  • machineaccount
  • serviceaccount
The type of credential used.
description
string
An optional description of this resource.
env_type
string
Specifies which Ansible environment you're running this module within.
This should not be set unless you know what you're doing.
This only alters the User Agent string for any API requests.
labels
dictionary
Labels to apply to this Snapshot.
name
string / required
Name of the resource; provided by the client when the resource is created. The name must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035. Specifically, the name must be 1-63 characters long and match the regular expression `[a-z]([-a-z0-9]*[a-z0-9])?` which means the first character must be a lowercase letter, and all following characters must be a dash, lowercase letter, or digit, except the last character, which cannot be a dash.
project
string
The Google Cloud Platform project to use.
scopes
list / elements=string
Array of scopes to be used
service_account_contents
jsonarg
The contents of a Service Account JSON file, either in a dictionary or as a JSON string that represents it.
service_account_email
string
An optional service account email address if machineaccount is selected and the user does not wish to use the default email.
service_account_file
path
The path of a Service Account JSON file if serviceaccount is selected as type.
snapshot_encryption_key
dictionary
The customer-supplied encryption key of the snapshot. Required if the source snapshot is protected by a customer-supplied encryption key.
kms_key_name
string
The name of the encryption key that is stored in Google Cloud KMS.
raw_key
string
Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.
source_disk
dictionary / required
A reference to the disk used to create this snapshot.
This field represents a link to a Disk resource in GCP. It can be specified in two ways. First, you can place a dictionary with key 'name' and value of your resource's name Alternatively, you can add `register: name-of-resource` to a gcp_compute_disk task and then set this source_disk field to "{{ name-of-resource }}"
source_disk_encryption_key
dictionary
The customer-supplied encryption key of the source snapshot. Required if the source snapshot is protected by a customer-supplied encryption key.
kms_key_name
string
The name of the encryption key that is stored in Google Cloud KMS.
raw_key
string
Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Whether the given object should exist in GCP
zone
string
A reference to the zone where the disk is hosted.

Notes

Note

  • API Reference: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/reference/rest/v1/snapshots

  • Official Documentation: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/disks/create-snapshots

  • for authentication, you can set service_account_file using the gcp_service_account_file env variable.

  • for authentication, you can set service_account_contents using the GCP_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_CONTENTS env variable.

  • For authentication, you can set service_account_email using the GCP_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_EMAIL env variable.

  • For authentication, you can set auth_kind using the GCP_AUTH_KIND env variable.

  • For authentication, you can set scopes using the GCP_SCOPES env variable.

  • Environment variables values will only be used if the playbook values are not set.

  • The service_account_email and service_account_file options are mutually exclusive.

Examples

- name: create a disk
  google.cloud.gcp_compute_disk:
    name: disk-snapshot
    zone: us-central1-a
    project: "{{ gcp_project }}"
    auth_kind: "{{ gcp_cred_kind }}"
    service_account_file: "{{ gcp_cred_file }}"
    state: present
  register: disk

- name: create a snapshot
  google.cloud.gcp_compute_snapshot:
    name: test_object
    source_disk: "{{ disk }}"
    zone: us-central1-a
    labels:
      my_label: value
    project: test_project
    auth_kind: serviceaccount
    service_account_file: "/tmp/auth.pem"
    state: present

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
creationTimestamp
string
success
Creation timestamp in RFC3339 text format.

description
string
success
An optional description of this resource.

diskSizeGb
integer
success
Size of the snapshot, specified in GB.

id
integer
success
The unique identifier for the resource.

labelFingerprint
string
success
The fingerprint used for optimistic locking of this resource. Used internally during updates.

labels
dictionary
success
Labels to apply to this Snapshot.

licenses
list / elements=string
success
A list of public visible licenses that apply to this snapshot. This can be because the original image had licenses attached (such as a Windows image). snapshotEncryptionKey nested object Encrypts the snapshot using a customer-supplied encryption key.

name
string
success
Name of the resource; provided by the client when the resource is created. The name must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035. Specifically, the name must be 1-63 characters long and match the regular expression `[a-z]([-a-z0-9]*[a-z0-9])?` which means the first character must be a lowercase letter, and all following characters must be a dash, lowercase letter, or digit, except the last character, which cannot be a dash.

snapshotEncryptionKey
complex
success
The customer-supplied encryption key of the snapshot. Required if the source snapshot is protected by a customer-supplied encryption key.

 
kmsKeyName
string
success
The name of the encryption key that is stored in Google Cloud KMS.

 
rawKey
string
success
Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.

 
sha256
string
success
The RFC 4648 base64 encoded SHA-256 hash of the customer-supplied encryption key that protects this resource.

sourceDisk
dictionary
success
A reference to the disk used to create this snapshot.

sourceDiskEncryptionKey
complex
success
The customer-supplied encryption key of the source snapshot. Required if the source snapshot is protected by a customer-supplied encryption key.

 
kmsKeyName
string
success
The name of the encryption key that is stored in Google Cloud KMS.

 
rawKey
string
success
Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.

storageBytes
integer
success
A size of the storage used by the snapshot. As snapshots share storage, this number is expected to change with snapshot creation/deletion.

zone
string
success
A reference to the zone where the disk is hosted.



Authors

  • Google Inc. (@googlecloudplatform)