• Image Management Service

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  2. Image Management Service
  3. User Guide
  4. Managing Private Images
  5. Exporting Images

Exporting Images


If you need to export private images to specified storage devices or use private images on other platforms, you can use the image export function.

You can export private images to OBS buckets in specified format and then download images to specified storage devices from the buckets.

Images exported in different formats may vary in size. OBS will charge you for storage space based on the image size.


  • Images can only be exported to standard OBS buckets.
  • You can export private images in the Normal or Normal (Uninitialized) status.
  • You cannot export public images containing a Windows, SUSE, Red Hat Linux, Oracle Linux, or Ubuntu OS, or private images created from these public images.
  • Full-ECS images cannot be exported.
  • You can only export system disk images smaller than 128 GB. The disk size cannot be greater than 1024 GB.
  • You can only export data disk images smaller than 128 GB. The disk size cannot be greater than 2048 GB.
  • You can export images only in the format of VMDK, VHD, QCOW2, or ZVHD.
  • You cannot export images created using CSBS backups.


You have an OBS bucket.

For details about OBS operations, see the Object Storage Service User Guide.


  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Under Computing, click Image Management Service.
  3. On the Image Management Service page, click Private Images to display the image list.
  4. Locate the row that contains the image to be exported, click More > Export in the Operation column.
  5. In the displayed Export Image dialog box, enter the name of the image file to be exported.
  6. Select the format of the image to be exported.
  7. Select the bucket in which the image is to be stored.
  8. Click OK.

    You can view the image export progress in the Task Center. After the image is successfully exported, you can download the image from the OBS bucket on the OBS console or client.