We deleted a VM as it was no longer needed. Prior to deleting we took a snapshot. The VM hard drive (OS) disk still exists but we're looking to clean up unused resources. If I delete this disk, can I create a new VM using the snapshot or does the snapshot require the disk in order to work?


I am assuming you are using managed disk, you shouldn't have any issues.

  • The snapshot does not require disk.
  • You cannot create VM from snapshot but you can create a disk from snapshot and then create a VM from that disk.

Hope this helps.

  • Yes, using managed disks and I meant create a disk from the snapshot, then create a VM from the disk. Thank you for the information, this is exactly what I was looking for. – jrd1989 Nov 30 '18 at 15:08

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