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Status Planned for future release
Workspace IBM Turbonomic ARM
Categories Action Automation
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 5, 2023

Automatic Snapshot Removal

Snapshots are often taken and forgotten in the environment. They cause both unwanted storage use and performance issue to VMs if left around too long.

Would like to be able to create an automation to remove\consolidate snapshots for groups based on a time window. Ex. if a snapshot is left in the environment over 7 days consolidate and remove the snapshot. 

Idea priority Low
  • Admin
    Kevin Lamb
    Oct 2, 2023

    Thank you. I will route this to the right team.

  • Guest
    Oct 2, 2023

    It would be for an on-prem VMware environment

  • Admin
    Kevin Lamb
    Sep 29, 2023

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. Quick question Andrew, in what type of environment are you looking to remove snapshots? Is this for a specific public cloud provider or on-prem environment such as VMWare?