When you no longer require a snapshot, or you have reached your snapshot quota, we recommend you delete unnecessary snapshots to free up space and avoid being charged for excessive fees.

Note
  • After a snapshot is deleted, it cannot be restored. Exercise caution when performing this action.
  • If a snapshot has been used to create a custom image, you must delete the associated image before you can delete the snapshot.

Delete snapshots

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, select Snapshots and Images > Snapshots.
  3. Select the target region.
  4. Select the snapshot or snapshots you want to delete.
  5. Click Delete at the lower-left corner, and then click OK.

Delete snapshot policies

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, select Snapshots and Images > Automatic Snapshot Policies.
  3. Select the target region.
  4. Find the snapshot policy you want to delete and then, in the Actions column, click Delete Automatic Snapshot Policy.
  5. In the dialog box, confirm the information and click OK.