AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the DeleteSnapshot operation. 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 Delete an Amazon EBS snapshot in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


public class DeleteSnapshotRequest : AmazonEC2Request

The DeleteSnapshotRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method DeleteSnapshotRequest()

Empty constructor used to set properties independently even when a simple constructor is available

Public Method DeleteSnapshotRequest(string)

Instantiates DeleteSnapshotRequest with the parameterized properties


Public Property SnapshotId System.String

Gets and sets the property SnapshotId.

The ID of the EBS snapshot.


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 client = new AmazonEC2Client();
var response = client.DeleteSnapshot(new DeleteSnapshotRequest 
    SnapshotId = "snap-1234567890abcdef0"


Version Information

.NET Core App:
Supported in: 3.1

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 2.0

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