list all snapshots which are in progress - doctl


I was wondering if there is a way to list all snapshots which are currently in progress. I’ve tried doctl compute action list But it lists only completed tasks in there and I can see in the GUI that the snapshots are still in progress.

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April 5, 2023

Hey @lyubo83,

I’ve tried a couple of things like:



doctl compute snapshot list --no-header --format Name,Status | grep 'in-progress'

However the snapshot command supports only 3 options:

  1. Usage:
  2. doctl compute snapshot [command]
  3. Aliases:
  4. snapshot, s
  5. Available Commands:
  6. delete Delete a snapshot of a Droplet or volume
  7. get Retrieve a Droplet or volume snapshot
  8. list List Droplet and volume snapshots

Having said that, I think this is a great idea, sounds like it’d be super useful!

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

Hope that helps! - KFSys.

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April 6, 2023

Hello @lyubo83

This command retrieves a list of all actions taken on your resources. The action status will show (pending, completed, etc)

You can check the full flags and options for the doctl compute action list command:


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