Best practices

GCP VM’s disks with snapshots created more than 90 days ago

Risk Level

Informational (4)

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Description

Gcp vm instance ({GcpVmInstance.InstanceId}) has disks which contain old snapshots that were created more than 90 days ago ({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 and were created more than 90 days ago.