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Delete an EBS Snapshot

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To delete an EBS snapshot

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Overview

Many deployments use EBS as their permanent storage solution, while keeping regular snapshots on an S3 bucket.  This is crucial in avoiding permanent data loss. 

Warning!  Although the steps to delete a snapshot are extremely simple, make sure you really want to delete the snapshot.  Reckless removal of snapshots can result in permanent data loss!

Steps

To delete an EBS Snapshot, go to Clouds -> AWS US (or other region) -> EBS Snapshots.  The UI provides several means to delete a snapshot, including:

  • Select an individual snapshot's Delete action icon
  • Select several snapshots via their checkbox, then select the deleted selected" action link.  "Select all" and "clear all" action links are also provided in the event you want to delete the majority of your snapshots.  Be very careful using the "select all" and "delete selected" action links in unison.

 

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