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Delete Orphaned Snapshots from your EC2 Account

Have you ever noticed how sometimes snapshots just kind of pile-up for volumes you no longer need to keep snapshots for? This script is perfect for that. It requires the PEAR install of the AWS-SDK for PHP. TIP: Run it with the switch –dryrun to show you what it would have deleted. Here is the […]

ec2 Snapshots – finding snapshots for volumes that no-longer exist.

I have at times managed dozens of EC2 instances; each with their own volume. Alongside all of these instances, I’ve had dozens of additional volumes that were attached to various instances – or used for various things. In an earlier posting – I showed you how to automatically create snapshots of your volumes. This can […]