This topic describes how to manage capacity by changing the Snapshot discard date on the Capacity screen.

The accumulation of snapshots can have a substantial effect on capacity.  For this reason, it is important that you set the snapshot frequency policy to accurately reflect the rate of change in your database, and set snapshot and log retention policies that are appropriate for your desired ability to recover Delphix Engine objects. See the topics under Managing Policies for more information. If you want to discard snapshots outside of a set policy, you can change the number of days they are retained on the Capacity screen.


  1. Log into the Delphix Admin application using delphix_admin credentials.
  2. Select Resources > Capacity.
  3. Click in the Keep Until column for the snapshot you want to edit.
  4. Select the number of days you want to preserve the snapshot.
  5. Click outside the column to set the change.

Deleting Snapshots Associated with VDBs

Snapshots that have been used to provision Virtual Databases cannot be deleted.