Deleting a Snapshot

You can delete a snapshot that you no longer need to free up your quotas of resources. A deleted snapshot cannot be retrieved later.

You cannot delete a snapshot that is currently used by an OUTSCALE machine image (OMI). To do so, you first need to delete the corresponding OMI. For more information, see Deleting an OMI.

You cannot delete a snapshot that another user shared with you, as it does not belong to you. Similarly, if you delete a snapshot that you shared with other users, it is automatically deleted from their accounts as well. For more information, see About Snapshots > Snapshot Permissions and Copy.

Deleting a Snapshot Using Cockpit

Before you begin: Ensure that you no longer need the data contained in the snapshot, or that you have a back-up of it, for example on a volume or in another snapshot. For more information, see Creating a Volume from a Snapshot.

  1. Click Storage > Snapshots.

  2. Click the snapshot you want to delete.

    Multiselection is available.

    The snapshot is selected.

  3. Click Delete snapshot .
    A confirmation dialog box appears.

  4. Click Delete to confirm the operation.
    The snapshot is deleted and no longer appears on the Snapshots page.

Deleting a Snapshot Using AWS CLI

Before you begin: Ensure that you no longer need the data contained in the snapshot, or that you have a back-up of it, for example on a volume or in another snapshot. For more information, see [].

To delete a snapshot, use the delete-snapshot command following this syntax:

Request sample
$ aws ec2 delete-snapshot \
    --profile YOUR_PROFILE \
    --snapshot-id snap-12345678 \
    --endpoint https://fcu.eu-west-2.outscale.com

This command contains the following attributes that you need to specify:

  • (optional) profile: The named profile you want to use, created when configuring AWS CLI. For more information, see Installing and Configuring AWS CLI.

  • snapshot-id: The ID of the snapshot you want to delete.

  • endpoint: The endpoint corresponding to the Region you want to send the request to.

The delete-snapshot command returns the following element:

  • return: If true, the snapshot is deleted.

Result sample
{
"return": "true"
}

Related Pages

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