Best practices

GCP VM’s disks with more than one snapshot

Risk Level

Informational (4)



Gcp vm instance ({GcpVmInstance.InstanceId}) is using disks which contain more than one snapshot ({GcpVmInstance.InstanceDisks.Disk.Snapshots}). Snapshots incrementally back up data from your persistent disks. After you create a snapshot to capture the current state of the disk, you can use it to restore that data to a new disk. Usually, you're only going to need the most recent snapshot to restore data if something goes wrong.
  • Recommended Mitigation

    Cost optimization could be achieved by deleting the snapshots that aren't necessary.