Method: snapshots.list

Retrieves the list of Snapshot resources contained within the specified project.

HTTP request

GET https://www.googleapis.com/compute/beta/projects/{project}/global/snapshots

The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters

Parameters
project

string

Project ID for this request.

Query parameters

Parameters
maxResults

number (uint32 format)

The maximum number of results per page that should be returned. If the number of available results is larger than maxResults, Compute Engine returns a nextPageToken that can be used to get the next page of results in subsequent list requests. Acceptable values are 0 to 500, inclusive. (Default: 500)

pageToken

string

Specifies a page token to use. Set pageToken to the nextPageToken returned by a previous list request to get the next page of results.

filter

string

A filter expression that filters resources listed in the response. The expression must specify the field name, a comparison operator, and the value that you want to use for filtering. The value must be a string, a number, or a boolean. The comparison operator must be either =, !=, >, or <.

For example, if you are filtering Compute Engine instances, you can exclude instances named example-instance by specifying name != example-instance.

You can also filter nested fields. For example, you could specify scheduling.automaticRestart = false to include instances only if they are not scheduled for automatic restarts. You can use filtering on nested fields to filter based on resource labels.

To filter on multiple expressions, provide each separate expression within parentheses. For example, (scheduling.automaticRestart = true) (cpuPlatform = "Intel Skylake"). By default, each expression is an AND expression. However, you can include AND and OR expressions explicitly. For example, (cpuPlatform = "Intel Skylake") OR (cpuPlatform = "Intel Broadwell") AND (scheduling.automaticRestart = true).

orderBy

string

Sorts list results by a certain order. By default, results are returned in alphanumerical order based on the resource name.

You can also sort results in descending order based on the creation timestamp using orderBy="creationTimestamp desc". This sorts results based on the creationTimestamp field in reverse chronological order (newest result first). Use this to sort resources like operations so that the newest operation is returned first.

Currently, only sorting by name or creationTimestamp desc is supported.

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains data with the following structure:

Contains a list of Snapshot resources.

JSON representation
{
  "id": string,
  "items": [
    {
      "id": string,
      "creationTimestamp": string,
      "name": string,
      "description": string,
      "status": enum,
      "sourceDisk": string,
      "sourceDiskId": string,
      "diskSizeGb": string,
      "storageBytes": string,
      "storageBytesStatus": enum,
      "licenses": [
        string
      ],
      "snapshotEncryptionKey": {
        "sha256": string,

        
        "rawKey": string,
        "rsaEncryptedKey": string,
        "kmsKeyName": string
        
      },
      "sourceDiskEncryptionKey": {
        "sha256": string,

        
        "rawKey": string,
        "rsaEncryptedKey": string,
        "kmsKeyName": string
        
      },
      "selfLink": string,
      "labels": {
        "key": string,
        "value": string
      },
      "labelFingerprint": string,
      "licenseCodes": [
        string
      ],
      "storageLocations": [
        string
      ],
      "autoCreated": boolean,
      "kind": string
    }
  ],
  "nextPageToken": string,
  "selfLink": string,
  "warning": {
    "code": enum,
    "message": string,
    "data": [
      {
        "key": string,
        "value": string
      }
    ]
  },
  "kind": string
}
Fields
id

string

[Output Only] Unique identifier for the resource; defined by the server.

items[]

object

A list of Snapshot resources.

items[].id

string (fixed64 format)

[Output Only] The unique identifier for the resource. This identifier is defined by the server.

items[].creationTimestamp

string

[Output Only] Creation timestamp in RFC3339 text format.

items[].name

string

Name of the resource; provided by the client when the resource is created. The name must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035. Specifically, the name must be 1-63 characters long and match the regular expression [a-z]([-a-z0-9]*[a-z0-9])? which means the first character must be a lowercase letter, and all following characters must be a dash, lowercase letter, or digit, except the last character, which cannot be a dash.

items[].description

string

An optional description of this resource. Provide this property when you create the resource.

items[].status

enum

[Output Only] The status of the snapshot. This can be CREATING, DELETING, FAILED, READY, or UPLOADING.

items[].sourceDisk

string

[Output Only] The source disk used to create this snapshot.

items[].sourceDiskId

string

[Output Only] The ID value of the disk used to create this snapshot. This value may be used to determine whether the snapshot was taken from the current or a previous instance of a given disk name.

items[].diskSizeGb

string (int64 format)

[Output Only] Size of the snapshot, specified in GB.

items[].storageBytes

string (int64 format)

[Output Only] A size of the storage used by the snapshot. As snapshots share storage, this number is expected to change with snapshot creation/deletion.

items[].storageBytesStatus

enum

[Output Only] An indicator whether storageBytes is in a stable state or it is being adjusted as a result of shared storage reallocation. This status can either be UPDATING, meaning the size of the snapshot is being updated, or UP_TO_DATE, meaning the size of the snapshot is up-to-date.

items[].licenses[]

string

[Output Only] A list of public visible licenses that apply to this snapshot. This can be because the original image had licenses attached (such as a Windows image).

items[].snapshotEncryptionKey

object

Encrypts the snapshot using a customer-supplied encryption key.

After you encrypt a snapshot using a customer-supplied key, you must provide the same key if you use the image later For example, you must provide the encryption key when you create a disk from the encrypted snapshot in a future request.

Customer-supplied encryption keys do not protect access to metadata of the disk.

If you do not provide an encryption key when creating the snapshot, then the snapshot will be encrypted using an automatically generated key and you do not need to provide a key to use the snapshot later.

items[].snapshotEncryptionKey.rawKey

string

Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.

items[].snapshotEncryptionKey.rsaEncryptedKey

string

Specifies an RFC 4648 base64 encoded, RSA-wrapped 2048-bit customer-supplied encryption key to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.

The key must meet the following requirements before you can provide it to Compute Engine:

  1. The key is wrapped using a RSA public key certificate provided by Google.
  2. After being wrapped, the key must be encoded in RFC 4648 base64 encoding.
Gets the RSA public key certificate provided by Google at:
https://cloud-certs.storage.googleapis.com/google-cloud-csek-ingress.pem

items[].snapshotEncryptionKey.kmsKeyName

string

The name of the encryption key that is stored in Google Cloud KMS.

items[].snapshotEncryptionKey.sha256

string

[Output only] The RFC 4648 base64 encoded SHA-256 hash of the customer-supplied encryption key that protects this resource.

items[].sourceDiskEncryptionKey

object

The customer-supplied encryption key of the source disk. Required if the source disk is protected by a customer-supplied encryption key.

items[].sourceDiskEncryptionKey.rawKey

string

Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.

items[].sourceDiskEncryptionKey.rsaEncryptedKey

string

Specifies an RFC 4648 base64 encoded, RSA-wrapped 2048-bit customer-supplied encryption key to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.

The key must meet the following requirements before you can provide it to Compute Engine:

  1. The key is wrapped using a RSA public key certificate provided by Google.
  2. After being wrapped, the key must be encoded in RFC 4648 base64 encoding.
Gets the RSA public key certificate provided by Google at:
https://cloud-certs.storage.googleapis.com/google-cloud-csek-ingress.pem

items[].sourceDiskEncryptionKey.kmsKeyName

string

The name of the encryption key that is stored in Google Cloud KMS.

items[].sourceDiskEncryptionKey.sha256

string

[Output only] The RFC 4648 base64 encoded SHA-256 hash of the customer-supplied encryption key that protects this resource.

items[].selfLink

string

[Output Only] Server-defined URL for the resource.

items[].labels

map (key: string, value: string)

Labels to apply to this snapshot. These can be later modified by the setLabels method. Label values may be empty.

An object containing a list of "key": value pairs. Example: { "name": "wrench", "mass": "1.3kg", "count": "3" }.

items[].labelFingerprint

string (bytes format)

A fingerprint for the labels being applied to this snapshot, which is essentially a hash of the labels set used for optimistic locking. The fingerprint is initially generated by Compute Engine and changes after every request to modify or update labels. You must always provide an up-to-date fingerprint hash in order to update or change labels.

To see the latest fingerprint, make a get() request to retrieve a snapshot.

A base64-encoded string.

items[].licenseCodes[]

string (int64 format)

[Output Only] Integer license codes indicating which licenses are attached to this snapshot.

items[].storageLocations[]

string

GCS bucket storage location of the snapshot (regional or multi-regional).

items[].autoCreated

boolean

[Output Only] Set to true if snapshots are autoamtically by applying resource policy on the target disk.

items[].kind

string

[Output Only] Type of the resource. Always compute#snapshot for Snapshot resources.

nextPageToken

string

[Output Only] This token allows you to get the next page of results for list requests. If the number of results is larger than maxResults, use the nextPageToken as a value for the query parameter pageToken in the next list request. Subsequent list requests will have their own nextPageToken to continue paging through the results.

warning

object

[Output Only] Informational warning message.

warning.code

enum

[Output Only] A warning code, if applicable. For example, Compute Engine returns NO_RESULTS_ON_PAGE if there are no results in the response.

warning.message

string

[Output Only] A human-readable description of the warning code.

warning.data[]

object

[Output Only] Metadata about this warning in key: value format. For example:

"data": [  {  "key": "scope",  "value": "zones/us-east1-d"  }

warning.data[].key

string

[Output Only] A key that provides more detail on the warning being returned. For example, for warnings where there are no results in a list request for a particular zone, this key might be scope and the key value might be the zone name. Other examples might be a key indicating a deprecated resource and a suggested replacement, or a warning about invalid network settings (for example, if an instance attempts to perform IP forwarding but is not enabled for IP forwarding).

warning.data[].value

string

[Output Only] A warning data value corresponding to the key.

kind

string

Type of resource.

Authorization Scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/compute
  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/cloud-platform

For more information, see the Authentication Overview.

IAM Permissions

In addition to any permissions specified on the fields above, authorization requires one or more of the following Google IAM permissions:

  • compute.snapshots.list
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