This topic describes how to delete a resource group.


Before you delete a resource group, make sure that the following conditions are met:
  • Only Alibaba Cloud accounts or RAM users that are authorized to manage resource groups can perform this operation.
  • The resource group you want to delete is not the default resource group.
  • A resource group can be deleted only when it does not contain any resources. Before you delete a resource group, transfer resources in the group to another one or release the resources. For more information, see Transfer resources across resource groups.


  1. Log on to the Resource Management console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Resource Group.
  3. In the Display Name column, click the name of the resource group you want to delete.
  4. On the Settings tab, click Delete.
  5. Click OK.
    Note Once a resource group is deleted, it cannot be recovered. Exercise caution when performing this operation.


After the preceding steps are taken, the system checks whether the resource group contains resources. This process takes 7 days. The resource group remains in the Deleting... state during this period.