Get the deletion protection status of a VM

Determine whether deletion protection is enabled for a specified VM.

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Code sample

Go

Before trying this sample, follow the Go setup instructions in the Compute Engine quickstart using client libraries. For more information, see the Compute Engine Go API reference documentation.

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"io"

	compute "cloud.google.com/go/compute/apiv1"
	computepb "google.golang.org/genproto/googleapis/cloud/compute/v1"
)

// getDeleteProtection prints the state of delete protection flag of given instance.
func getDeleteProtection(w io.Writer, projectID, zone, instanceName string) error {
	// projectID := "your_project_id"
	// zone := "europe-central2-b"
	// instanceName := "your_instance_name"

	ctx := context.Background()
	instancesClient, err := compute.NewInstancesRESTClient(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("NewInstancesRESTClient: %v", err)
	}
	defer instancesClient.Close()

	req := &computepb.GetInstanceRequest{
		Project:  projectID,
		Zone:     zone,
		Instance: instanceName,
	}

	instance, err := instancesClient.Get(ctx, req)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("unable to get instance: %v", err)
	}

	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Instance %s has DeleteProtection value: %v", instanceName, instance.GetDeletionProtection())

	return nil
}

Java

Before trying this sample, follow the Java setup instructions in the Compute Engine quickstart using client libraries. For more information, see the Compute Engine Java API reference documentation.


import com.google.cloud.compute.v1.Instance;
import com.google.cloud.compute.v1.InstancesClient;
import java.io.IOException;

public class GetDeleteProtection {

  public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    // project: project ID or project number of the Cloud project you want to use.
    // zone: name of the zone you want to use. For example: “us-west3-b”
    // instanceName: name of the new virtual machine.
    String projectId = "your-project-id-or-number";
    String zone = "zone-name";
    String instanceName = "instance-name";
    getDeleteProtection(projectId, zone, instanceName);
  }

  // Returns the state of delete protection flag of given instance.
  public static boolean getDeleteProtection(String projectId, String zone,
      String instanceName) throws IOException {

    try (InstancesClient instancesClient = InstancesClient.create()) {
      Instance instance = instancesClient.get(projectId, zone, instanceName);
      boolean deleteProtection = instance.getDeletionProtection();
      System.out.printf("Retrieved Delete Protection setting for instance: %s : %s", instanceName,
          deleteProtection);

      return deleteProtection;
    }
  }
}

Node.js

Before trying this sample, follow the Node.js setup instructions in the Compute Engine quickstart using client libraries. For more information, see the Compute Engine Node.js API reference documentation.

/**
 * TODO(developer): Uncomment and replace these variables before running the sample.
 */
// const projectId = 'YOUR_PROJECT_ID';
// const zone = 'europe-central2-b';
// const instanceName = 'YOUR_INSTANCE_NAME';

const compute = require('@google-cloud/compute');

// Print the state of delete protection flag of given instance.
async function getDeleteProtection() {
  const instancesClient = new compute.InstancesClient();

  const [instance] = await instancesClient.get({
    project: projectId,
    zone,
    instance: instanceName,
  });

  console.log(
    `Instance ${instanceName} has deletionProtection value: ${instance.deletionProtection}`
  );
}

getDeleteProtection();

Python

Before trying this sample, follow the Python setup instructions in the Compute Engine quickstart using client libraries. For more information, see the Compute Engine Python API reference documentation.

from google.cloud import compute_v1


def get_delete_protection(project_id: str, zone: str, instance_name: str) -> bool:
    """
    Returns the state of delete protection flag of given instance.
    Args:
        project_id: project ID or project number of the Cloud project you want to use.
        zone: name of the zone you want to use. For example: “us-west3-b”
        instance_name: name of the virtual machine to check.
    Returns:
        The boolean value of the delete protection setting.
    """
    instance_client = compute_v1.InstancesClient()
    instance = instance_client.get(
        project=project_id, zone=zone, instance=instance_name
    )
    return instance.deletion_protection

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