Linode Instances

Clone Disk

post
https://api.linode.com/v4/linode/instances/{linodeId}/disks/{diskId}/clone

Copies a disk, byte-for-byte, into a new Disk belonging to the same Linode. The Linode must have enough storage space available to accept a new Disk of the same size as this one or this operation will fail.

Authorizations

Personal Access Token
OAuth: ( linodes:read_write)

Path Parameters

linodeId
Required
integer

ID of the Linode to look up.

diskId
Required
integer

ID of the Disk to clone.

Request Samples

    Response Samples

    {
      "id": 1234,
      "label": "Debian 9 Disk",
      "status": "ready",
      "created": "2018-01-01T00:01:01",
      "size": 48640,
      "updated": "2018-01-01T00:01:01",
      "filesystem": "ext4"
    }

    Responses

    200: Disk clone initiated.

    id
    integer

    This Disk's ID which must be provided for all operations impacting this Disk.

    label
    Filterable
    string [1 .. 48] characters

    The Disk's label is for display purposes only.

    status
    string
    Enum: "ready""not ready""deleting"

    A brief description of this Disk's current state. This field may change without direct action from you, as a result of operations performed to the Disk or the Linode containing the Disk.

    created
    string <date-time>

    When this Linode was created.

    size
    Filterable
    integer

    The size of the Disk in MB.

    updated
    string <date-time>

    When this Linode was last updated.

    filesystem
    string
    Enum: "raw""swap""ext3""ext4""initrd"

    The Disk filesystem can be one of:

    • raw - No filesystem, just a raw binary stream.
    • swap - Linux swap area.
    • ext3 - The ext3 journaling filesystem for Linux.
    • ext4 - The ext4 journaling filesystem for Linux.
    • initrd - initrd (uncompressed initrd, ext2, max 32 MB).

    default: Error

    errors
    array of objects
    reason
    string

    What happened to cause this error. In most cases, this can be fixed immediately by changing the data you sent in the request, but in some cases you will be instructed to open a Support Ticket or perform some other action before you can complete the request successfully.

    field
    string

    The field in the request that caused this error. This may be a path, separated by periods in the case of nested fields. In some cases this may come back as "null" if the error is not specific to any single element of the request.