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Implication of Deleting Instance that has Snapshot

asked 2017-04-19 06:58:21 -0600

kelepirci gravatar image

Hello All,

Recently I have took an instance snapshot of one of my instances. Than I have re-created a new instance with that snapshot.

Now I would like to delete the original instance.

What is the implication to delete original instance? After I have created a new instance from the snapshot, can I delete the instance snapshot? Will deleting the snapshot has ant affect on new running instance?


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answered 2017-04-19 07:10:03 -0600

Snapshots are not linked with the instances or the images from which they were created. They are just another independent image. You can delete the original instance or the image.

You can delete the image from which an instance was launched without affecting the instance. This includes images that were created by snapshotting an instance.

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answered 2017-04-20 21:24:04 -0600

vgadiraj gravatar image

Taking a snapshot just saves the state of the original image and is no longer linked to it. It isn't a reference to the original image, it is just a new image. Therefore deleting the underlying image will not affect the snapshot.

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