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How to delete a bucket

Reviewed on 15 June 2023Published on 04 January 2021
Security & Identity (IAM):

You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets

When you delete a bucket, every object stored inside it is deleted as well.

  1. Click Object Storage in the Storage section of the side menu. The list of your buckets displays.

  2. Click the name of your selected bucket in the buckets list.

  3. Click the Bucket settings tab.

  4. Scroll to the end of the page and click Delete bucket.


    Deleting a bucket will also delete all of its objects. For safety measures, the effective deletion of the bucket will start 24 hours after the deletion request. The bucket name will then be available for other customers to use.

    Billing for your resources stops as soon as you click Delete bucket.

    Once you confirm your deletion request, the bucket and all of its objects and versions will no longer be displayed in the console, nor available via the APIs. For this reason, we recommend you erase all objects and versions in the bucket before requesting the deletion, if you wish the bucket deletion to be effective immediately.

  5. If you understand and agree to the conditions, type DELETE in the box and click Delete bucket.


    Files bigger than 1 GB might take longer to be effectively deleted.

Alternatively, you can delete a bucket just by clicking the «See more Icon» icon and then Delete in your bucket list.

Once the bucket is successfully deleted, it disappears from your bucket list.

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