When you create OpenStack snapshots you’ll also need to download the snapshot to a safe location. There are a couple of ways to do this; I’ll describe an easy way by using the command line tools.
First install it:
You’ll need a keystonerc file to authenticate yourself. Import the settings from the keystone file with:
a keystone file will look like this:
Then you should be able to run:
You will see a list of all the snapshots on the OpenStack cloud.
Now you have 2 options; use the ID of the snaphot or use the name; I’ll do the latter as it is easier to automate.
Voila; have fun with your downloaded openstack snapshot.