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DeleteFileSystem

Deletes a file system, permanently severing access to its contents. Upon return, the file system no longer exists and you can't access any contents of the deleted file system.

You can't delete a file system that is in use. That is, if the file system has any mount targets, you must first delete them. For more information, see DescribeMountTargets and DeleteMountTarget.

Note

The DeleteFileSystem call returns while the file system state is still deleting. You can check the file system deletion status by calling the DescribeFileSystems operation, which returns a list of file systems in your account. If you pass file system ID or creation token for the deleted file system, the DescribeFileSystems returns a 404 FileSystemNotFound error.

This operation requires permissions for the elasticfilesystem:DeleteFileSystem action.

Request Syntax

DELETE /2015-02-01/file-systems/FileSystemId HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.

FileSystemId

ID of the file system you want to delete.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 204

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 204 response with an empty HTTP body.

Errors

BadRequest

Returned if the request is malformed or contains an error such as an invalid parameter value or a missing required parameter.

HTTP Status Code: 400

FileSystemInUse

Returned if a file system has mount targets.

HTTP Status Code: 409

FileSystemNotFound

Returned if the specified FileSystemId does not exist in the requester's AWS account.

HTTP Status Code: 404

InternalServerError

Returned if an error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500

Example

Delete a file system

The following example sends a DELETE request to the file-systems endpoint (elasticfilesystem.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/2015-02-01/file-systems/fs-47a2c22e) to delete a file system whose ID is fs-47a2c22e.

Sample Request

DELETE /2015-02-01/file-systems/fs-47a2c22e HTTP/1.1
Host: elasticfilesystem.us-west-2.amazonaws.com
x-amz-date: 20140622T233021Z
Authorization: <...>

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
x-amzn-RequestId: a2d125b3-7ebd-4d6a-ab3d-5548630bff33
Content-Length: 0

See Also

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