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API Reference (API Version 2016-11-15)

DeleteVolume

Deletes the specified EBS volume. The volume must be in the available state (not attached to an instance).

Note

The volume may remain in the deleting state for several minutes.

For more information, see Deleting an Amazon EBS Volume in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.

DryRun

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

VolumeId

The ID of the volume.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.

requestId

The ID of the request.

Type: String

return

Is true if the request succeeds, and an error otherwise.

Type: Boolean

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

Example

Example

This example request deletes the volume with the ID vol-1234567890abcdef0.

Sample Request

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https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=DeleteVolume &VolumeId=vol-1234567890abcdef0 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

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<DeleteVolumeResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2016-11-15/"> <requestId>59dbff89-35bd-4eac-99ed-be587EXAMPLE</requestId> <return>true</return> </DeleteVolumeResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: