Amazon Glacier
Developer Guide (API Version 2012-06-01)
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Delete Archive (DELETE archive)

Description

This operation deletes an archive from a vault. Subsequent requests to initiate a retrieval of this archive will fail. Archive retrievals that are in progress for this archive ID may or may not succeed according to the following scenarios:

  • If the archive retrieval job is actively preparing the data for download when Amazon Glacier receives the delete archive request, the archival retrieval operation might fail.

  • If the archive retrieval job has successfully prepared the archive for download when Amazon Glacier receives the delete archive request, you will be able to download the output.

For more information about archive retrieval, see Downloading an Archive in Amazon Glacier. This operation is idempotent. Attempting to delete an already-deleted archive does not result in an error.

Requests

To delete an archive you send a DELETE request to the archive resource URI.

Syntax

DELETE /AccountId/vaults/VaultName/archives/ArchiveID HTTP/1.1
Host: glacier.Region.amazonaws.com
x-amz-Date: Date
Authorization: SignatureValue
x-amz-glacier-version: 2012-06-01

Note

The AccountId is the AWS Account ID. This value must match the AWS Account ID associated with the credentials used to sign the request. You can either specify AWS Account ID or optionally a '-' in which case Amazon Glacier uses the AWS Account ID associated with the credentials used to sign the request. If you specify your Account ID, do not include dashes in it.

Request Parameters

This operation does not use request parameters.

Request Headers

This operation uses only request headers that are common to all operations. For information about common request headers, see Common Request Headers.

Request Body

This operation does not have a request body.

Responses

Syntax

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
x-amzn-RequestId: x-amzn-RequestId
Date: Date

Response Headers

This operation uses only response headers that are common to most responses. For information about common response headers, see Common Response Headers.

Response Body

This operation does not return a response body.

Errors

For information about Amazon Glacier exceptions and error messages, see Error Responses.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to delete an archive from the vault named examplevault.

Example Request

The ID of the archive to be deleted is specified as a subresource of archives.

DELETE /-/vaults/examplevault/archives/NkbByEejwEggmBz2fTHgJrg0XBoDfjP4q6iu87-TjhqG6eGoOY9Z8i1_AUyUsuhPAdTqLHy8pTl5nfCFJmDl2yEZONi5L26Omw12vcs01MNGntHEQL8MBfGlqrEXAMPLEArchiveId HTTP/1.1
Host: glacier.us-east-1.amazonaws.com
x-amz-Date: 20120325T120000Z
x-amz-glacier-version: 2012-06-01
Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE/20120525/us-east-1/glacier/aws4_request,SignedHeaders=host;x-amz-date;x-amz-glacier-version,Signature=9257c16da6b25a715ce900a5b45b03da0447acf430195dcb540091b12966f2a2	

Example Response

If the request is successful, Amazon Glacier responds with 204 No Content to indicate that the archive is deleted.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
x-amzn-RequestId: AAABZpJrTyioDC_HsOmHae8EZp_uBSJr6cnGOLKp_XJCl-Q
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT