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Delete S3 bucket

Contributors netapp-madkat netapp-perveilerk ssantho3 netapp-lhalbert

You can use the Tenant Manager to delete one or more S3 buckets that are empty.

Before you begin
About this task

These instructions describe how to delete an S3 bucket using the Tenant Manager. You can also delete S3 buckets using the Tenant Management API or the S3 REST API.

You can't delete an S3 bucket if it contains objects, noncurrent object versions, or delete markers. For information about how S3 versioned objects are deleted, see How objects are deleted.

  1. Select View buckets from the dashboard, or select STORAGE (S3) > Buckets.

    The Buckets page appears and shows all existing S3 buckets.

  2. Use the Actions menu or the details page for a specific bucket.

    Actions menu
    1. Select the checkbox for each bucket you want to delete.

    2. Select Actions > Delete buckets.

    Details page
    1. Select a bucket name to display its details.

    2. Select Delete bucket.

  3. When the confirmation dialog box appears, select Yes.

    StorageGRID confirms that each bucket is empty and then deletes each bucket. This operation might take a few minutes.

    If a bucket is not empty, an error message appears. You must delete all objects and any delete markers in the bucket before you can delete the bucket.