A bucket is a container for objects stored in OSS. Every object is contained in a bucket. This topic describes how to delete a bucket.

  • Before you delete a bucket, you must delete all objects in the bucket, LiveChannel objects, and fragments generated by multipart uploads. For more information about deleting a LiveChannel object, see LiveChannel.
  • To delete the parts generated by multipart upload, you can use ListMultipartUploads to list all parts, and then use AbortMultipartUpload to delete the parts.

The following code provides an example on how to delete a bucket:

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
import oss2
# Security risks may arise if you use the AccessKey pair of an Alibaba Cloud account to log on to OSS, because the account has permissions on all API operations. We recommend that you use a RAM user to call API operations or perform routine operations and maintenance. To create your RAM user, log on to https://ram.console.aliyun.com.
auth = oss2.Auth('<yourAccessKeyId>', '<yourAccessKeySecret>')
# This example uses the endpoint of the China (Hangzhou) region. Specify the actual endpoint based on your requirements.
bucket = oss2.Bucket(auth, 'http://oss-cn-hangzhou.aliyuncs.com', '<yourBucketName>')
    # Delete the bucket.
except oss2.exceptions.BucketNotEmpty:
    print('bucket is not empty.')
except oss2.exceptions.NoSuchBucket:
    print('bucket does not exist')

To delete a bucket that is not empty, you must clear the bucket by listing and deleting objects in the bucket. If a multipart upload task is ongoing, you must terminate the task.

For more information about how to delete a bucket, see DeleteBucket.