doctl compute snapshot list

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doctl compute snapshot list [glob] [flags]




Retrieves a list of snapshots and their information, including:

  • The snapshot’s ID
  • The snapshot’s name
  • The date and time when the snapshot was created
  • The slugs of the datacenter regions in which the snapshot is available
  • The type of resource the snapshot was made from (either from Droplet or volume) and its ID
  • The minimum size required for a Droplet or volume to use this snapshot, in GB
  • The compressed, billable size of the snapshot


The following example lists all Droplet snapshots in the nyc1 region and uses the --format flag to return only name, ID, and resource type for each snapshot:

doctl compute snapshot list --resource droplet --region nyc1 --format Name,ID,ResourceType


Option Description
--format Columns for output in a comma-separated list. Possible values: ID, Name, CreatedAt, Regions, ResourceId, ResourceType, MinDiskSize, Size, Tags.
--help , -h Help for this command
--no-header Return raw data with no headers
Default: false
--region Filters by regional availability
--resource Filters by resource type (droplet or volume)
Command Description
doctl compute snapshot Access and manage snapshots

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false