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.
If a snapshot has been associated with an image, delete the image before deleting the snapshot.
Deleting a snapshot will also delete all data in the snapshot, and the data cannot be retrieved. Deleted snapshots cannot be restored, so delete snapshots with caution.
Deleting a snapshot in the console
Deleting a snapshot via API
2. Delete a snapshot as follows:
a. Delete one snapshot: Click Delete on the row of the target snapshot.
b. Batch delete snapshots: 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 Confirm.
You can use the
DeleteSnapshots API to delete a snapshot. For detailed directions, see DeleteSnapshots.