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Deleting Snapshots

Last updated: 2020-03-16 16:33:27

    Operation Scenarios

    When there is no need to use the snapshot again, you can delete the snapshot to release virtual resources.


    • When you delete a snapshot, only the data exclusive to the snapshot will be deleted, and the cloud disk for which the snapshot is created will not be affected.
    • You can use a snapshot to recover a cloud disk to the data status when the snapshot is created. Deleting a snapshot created earlier for a cloud disk will not affect the continued use of snapshots created later.
    • When a snapshot is deleted, it will simultaneously delete all data in the snapshot, and the data cannot be retrieved. Deleted snapshots cannot be restored, so please use with caution.


    Deleting a Snapshot in Console

    1. Log in to the Snapshot List page.
    2. You can delete snapshots using the following methods:
      a. Single delete: click on Delete in the row of the snapshot to be deleted.
      b. Batch delete: select all of the snapshots you want to delete (make sure the snapshots are not involved in any tasks) and click Delete at the top of the list.
    3. Click OK.

    Deleting a Snapshot with API

    You can use the DeleteSnapshots API to delete a snapshot. For detailed directions, see Delete Snapshots.

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