AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Deletes the specified snapshot.

When you make periodic snapshots of a volume, the snapshots are incremental, and only the blocks on the device that have changed since your last snapshot are saved in the new snapshot. When you delete a snapshot, only the data not needed for any other snapshot is removed. So regardless of which prior snapshots have been deleted, all active snapshots will have access to all the information needed to restore the volume.

You cannot delete a snapshot of the root device of an EBS volume used by a registered AMI. You must first de-register the AMI before you can delete the snapshot.

For more information, see Deleting an Amazon EBS snapshot in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.


For .NET Core this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DeleteSnapshotAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.EC2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual DeleteSnapshotResponse DeleteSnapshot(
         DeleteSnapshotRequest request
Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.DeleteSnapshotRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the DeleteSnapshot service method.

Return Value
The response from the DeleteSnapshot service method, as returned by EC2.


This example deletes a snapshot with the snapshot ID of ``snap-1234567890abcdef0``. If the command succeeds, no output is returned.

To delete a snapshot

var response = client.DeleteSnapshot(new DeleteSnapshotRequest 
    SnapshotId = "snap-1234567890abcdef0"


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

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