Deleting a Bucket

You can delete an empty bucket that you created and that you no longer need.

This feature is not available from Cockpit. This documentation only describes the procedure using AWS CLI.

Before you begin:

  • To delete a bucket, use the delete-bucket command following this syntax:

    Request sample
    $ aws s3api delete-bucket \
        --profile YOUR_PROFILE \
        --bucket BUCKET \

This command contains the following attributes that you need to specify:

  • (optional) profile: The named profile you want to use, created when configuring AWS CLI. For more information, see Installing and Configuring AWS CLI.

  • bucket: The name of the bucket you want to delete.

  • endpoint: The endpoint corresponding to the Region you want to send the request to.

The bucket is deleted.

  • You can also perform this action using an s3 command following this syntax:

    $ aws s3 rb --profile YOUR_PROFILE s3://YOUR_BUCKET --endpoint
  • You can also manage your object storage resources using s3cmd commands. For more information, see s3cmd.

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