google.cloud.gcp_compute_snapshot module – Creates a GCP Snapshot

Note

This module is part of the google.cloud collection (version 1.2.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install google.cloud. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

Comments

access_token

string

An OAuth2 access token if credential type is accesstoken.

auth_kind

string / required

The type of credential used.

Choices:

  • "application"

  • "machineaccount"

  • "serviceaccount"

  • "accesstoken"

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.

kms_key_service_account

string

The service account used for the encryption request for the given KMS key.

If absent, the Compute Engine Service Agent service account is used.

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.

kms_key_service_account

string

The service account used for the encryption request for the given KMS key.

If absent, the Compute Engine Service Agent service account is used.

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

Whether the given object should exist in GCP

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

storage_locations

list / elements=string

Cloud Storage bucket storage location of the snapshot (regional or multi-regional).

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 access_token using the GCP_ACCESS_TOKEN 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

Description

creationTimestamp

string

Creation timestamp in RFC3339 text format.

Returned: success

description

string

An optional description of this resource.

Returned: success

diskSizeGb

integer

Size of the snapshot, specified in GB.

Returned: success

id

integer

The unique identifier for the resource.

Returned: success

labelFingerprint

string

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

Returned: success

labels

dictionary

Labels to apply to this Snapshot.

Returned: success

licenses

list / elements=string

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.

Returned: success

name

string

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.

Returned: success

snapshotEncryptionKey

complex

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

Returned: success

kmsKeyName

string

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

Returned: success

kmsKeyServiceAccount

string

The service account used for the encryption request for the given KMS key.

If absent, the Compute Engine Service Agent service account is used.

Returned: success

rawKey

string

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

Returned: success

sha256

string

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

Returned: success

sourceDisk

dictionary

A reference to the disk used to create this snapshot.

Returned: success

sourceDiskEncryptionKey

complex

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

Returned: success

kmsKeyName

string

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

Returned: success

kmsKeyServiceAccount

string

The service account used for the encryption request for the given KMS key.

If absent, the Compute Engine Service Agent service account is used.

Returned: success

rawKey

string

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

Returned: success

storageBytes

integer

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

Returned: success

storageLocations

list / elements=string

Cloud Storage bucket storage location of the snapshot (regional or multi-regional).

Returned: success

zone

string

A reference to the zone where the disk is hosted.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Google Inc. (@googlecloudplatform)