Recover deleted instance
If an instance is deleted, it is deleted permanently. Could you please provide a recover from trash option if possible?
Based on a small number of customer requests, I am moving this from Declined to Under Review so we can accept further votes and feedback on whether some kind of “undelete” would be valuable.
Thanks for the continued comments on this option. We're considering this on our backlog, but don't have any ETA to share at this time. Contrary to commentary here, it is not "as simple as one line of code" for many reasons, but we're looking at possible designs. I we hope that we can offer this in the future.
I deleted my instance; I think it should make a Bin or trash at least for certain amount of time.
Is a Full stack compute engine.
You could keep deleted VM alive for 30 minutes. So that if I clicked mistakenly on the delete button, I could go back and restore it. Is this that hard? This can be done in one line of code and no additional resources (compared to the deception of recreating the new instance.. etc) I guess.
omg this needs to be added asp i accidentally deleted my instance that i have been setting up for a day
alireza sadeghi commented
This feature really seems overkill but would be a perfect solution to temporarily fix any possible human errors.
In our use case, we sometimes create and remove lots of instances to save time and test different configurations. We're always dead worried not to mistakenly remove a live instance.
This feature would be great, being able to recover a deleted instance for a duration of like 15 minutes after the deletion.
I'm +1 for this feature.
I just accidentally deleted a VM that I didn't have a snapshot for or persistent disk backup.
Even a dialog pop-up of "Are you sure you want to delete instance ..." would be nice. You are prompted when deleting an instance using the gcloud command.
We have received a few inquiries about this, but we do not offer any kind of "undelete" ability. Because some customers ask, I'm moving the state of this to "Under Review" instead of Declined, but we do not have immediate plans to offer this.
Is there any way to get back deleted vm instance without screenshot
Budi Mulyo commented
Is there anyway to recover VM that I accidentally deleted?
There are a few options for mitigating the risk of accidentally deleting a VM:
- always set the auto-delete flag of the boot PD to 'false' when creating/deleting VMs, that way the boot PD is preserved and you can re-create the VM from that if needed
- create a snapshot of the boot PD before deleting a VM
- stop the VM instead of deleting it
In each case, you'll have what you need to recreate the VM later, and after enough time passes without needing to recreate, you can just cleanup the resources.