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Delete Lightsail Instance Snapshots

Earlier today, we announced our Create Lightsail Instance Snapshots action. Creating snapshots is a great practice, but you will also want to clean up old snapshots. This way, you won’t accumulate costs for unnecessary backups.

Today, we are also announcing the second of our Lightsail actions: Delete Lightsail Instance Snapshots.

Using this action, you can delete old Lightsail snapshots on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Snapshots can be selected by:

  • All instance snapshots
  • By matching each snapshot’s name
  • By matching each snapshot’s instance name

With snapshots selected, you have a couple of deletion schemes to choose from.

  • Delete All Snapshots - This will delete all selected snapshots
  • First-in, First-out - This will delete older snapshots, while preserving newer ones.
  • Grandfather-Father-Son - This will preserve the latest daily, weekly, monthly snapshots (all configurable), while deleting the rest.

In addition, you can choose to group your Lightsail snapshots by their originating instance name, allowing you to treat each group independently.

This new action is available today.


Full pricing information for this action can be found on our pricing page.

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