If you no longer use a bucket, delete the bucket to stop unexpected charges.

Warning Deleted buckets cannot be restored. Exercise caution when you perform this operation.

Prerequisites

  • All objects in the bucket are deleted.
    • For more information about how to manually delete a small number of objects, see Delete objects.
    • To delete a large number of objects, we recommend that you configure lifecycle rules to batch delete the objects. For more information about how to delete a large number of objects, see Configure lifecycle rules.
    Notice

    If versioning is enabled for the bucket that you want to delete, make sure that all versions of objects in the bucket are deleted. For more information about how to delete all versions of objects in a bucket, see Configure versioning.

  • Parts that are uploaded by multipart upload or resumable upload tasks in the bucket are deleted. For more information about how to delete parts in a bucket, see Manage parts.
  • All LiveChannels in the bucket are deleted. For more information about how to delete LiveChannels, see DeleteLiveChannel.

Sample code

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

using Aliyun.OSS;

// Set yourEndpoint to the endpoint of the region in which the bucket is located. For example, if the bucket is located in the China (Hangzhou) region, set yourEndpoint to https://oss-cn-hangzhou.aliyuncs.com. 
var endpoint = "yourEndpoint";
// The AccessKey pair of an Alibaba Cloud account has permissions on all API operations. Using these credentials to access OSS is a high-risk operation. We recommend that you use a RAM user to call API operations or perform routine Q&M. To create a RAM user, log on to the RAM console. 
var accessKeyId = "yourAccessKeyId";
var accessKeySecret = "yourAccessKeySecret";
// Specify the name of the bucket. Example: examplebucket. 
var bucketName = "examplebucket";

// Delete the bucket. 
public void DeleteBucket(string bucketName)
{
    try
    {
        client.DeleteBucket(bucketName);

        Console.WriteLine("Delete bucket succeeded");
    }
    catch (Exception ex)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Delete bucket failed. {0}", ex.Message);
    }
}        

References

  • GitHub
  • For more information about the API operation that you can call to delete a bucket, see DeleteBucket.