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Here's what I heard back from my ISP:

In this case, I would really recommend you to detach the disk to avoid corruption of data because even if it is unmounted the instance might still be risky because of the way openstack handles the disk.

I'm not sure what they mean by "handles the disk", but can someone confirm or not?

Here's what I heard back from my one ISP:

In this case, I would really recommend you to detach the disk to avoid corruption of data because even if it is unmounted the instance might still be risky because of the way openstack handles the disk.

I'm not sure what they mean by "handles the disk", but can someone confirm or not?disk".

And here's what I heard from another, which makes more sense.:

You can certainly snapshot a mounted volume, however we highly recommend that the server is powered off, or you have it unmounted within the filesystem.

Here's what I heard back from one ISP:

In this case, I would really recommend you to detach the disk to avoid corruption of data because even if it is unmounted the instance might still be risky because of the way openstack handles the disk.

I'm not sure what they mean by "handles the disk".

And here's what I heard from another, which makes more sense.:sense:

You can certainly snapshot a mounted volume, however we highly recommend that the server is powered off, or you have it unmounted within the filesystem.

Here's what I heard back from one ISP:

In this case, I would really recommend you to detach the disk to avoid corruption of data because even if it is unmounted the instance might still be risky because of the way openstack handles the disk.

I'm not sure what they mean by "handles the disk".

And here's what I heard from another, which makes more sense:

You can certainly snapshot a mounted volume, however we highly recommend that the server is powered off, or you have it unmounted within the filesystem.

So I think powering off the instance, snapshotting it, snapshotting any of its attached volumes, and then powering it on is probably the best way to go.