Clean Up Unused and Orphaned Persistent Disks




Create Persistent Disk

Create a VM instance with Persistent Disk

Detach the orphaned disk from the VM

Deploy the Cloud Function

Create a Cloud Scheduler task to run the Cloud Function

Test the job by manually triggering it

Clean Up Unused and Orphaned Persistent Disks

1 hour 7 Credits


Google Cloud Self-Paced Labs


In this lab, you will use Cloud Functions and Cloud Scheduler to identify and clean up wasted cloud resources. In this case, you will schedule the Cloud Function to identify and clean up unattached and orphaned persistent disks.

What you'll do

  • Create two persistent disks.
  • Create a VM that uses one of the disks.
  • Detach the disk from the VM.
  • Review the Cloud Function code.
  • Deploy the Cloud Function.
  • Test the Cloud Function by using Cloud Scheduler jobs.

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