I wonder, why AWS snapshot is not removed after de registering AWS AMI?

If I crated new AWS AMIs today and de register all old AMIs, and do search in snapshots for started less than today, and deleted them manually, what will be impact on running EC2, and AMI created today?

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    You can still create a server from the snapshot even after the AMI is gone. Why would AWS delete your backups? You can delete snapshots manually any time you like. – Tim Jan 16 '18 at 8:27
  • I thought after deleting AWS AMI ( de registering AWS AMI) , associated snapshot will be deleted automatically. – Ramratan Gupta Jan 16 '18 at 8:30
  • For me the snapshot wanishes in less than an hour after deregistering the AMI. – Putnik Jan 16 '18 at 15:54

When you deregister an AMI image, the associated EBS snapshots are not deleted.

You must delete the EBS snapshots after the AMI is deregistered.


So my Ex colleague given below answer

Manually delete all the snapshot, the UI will tell u if the snapshot is used by an AMI

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