Deleting an image - Amazon ECR

Deleting an image

If you're finished using an image, you can delete it from your repository. If you're finished with a repository, you can delete the entire repository and all of the images within it. For more information, see Deleting a private repository.

As an alternative to deleting images manually, you can create repository lifecycle policies which provide more control over the lifecycle management of images in your repositories. Lifecycle policies automate this process for you. For more information, see Lifecycle policies.

To delete an image (AWS Management Console)

  1. Open the Amazon ECR console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ecr/repositories.

  2. From the navigation bar, choose the Region that contains the image to delete.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Repositories.

  4. On the Repositories page, choose the repository that contains the image to delete.

  5. On the Repositories: repository_name page, select the box to the left of the image to delete and choose Delete.

  6. In the Delete image(s) dialog box, verify that the selected images should be deleted and choose Delete.

To delete an image (AWS CLI)

  1. List the images in your repository. Tagged images will have both an image digest as well as a list of associated tags. Untagged images will only have an image digest.

    aws ecr list-images \ --repository-name my-repo
  2. (Optional) Delete any unwanted tags for the image by specifying the tag associated with the image you want to delete. When the last tag is deleted from an image, the image is also deleted.

    aws ecr batch-delete-image \ --repository-name my-repo \ --image-ids imageTag=tag1 imageTag=tag2
  3. Delete a tagged or untagged image by specifying the image digest. When you delete an image by referencing its digest, the image and all of its tags are deleted.

    aws ecr batch-delete-image \ --repository-name my-repo \ --image-ids imageDigest=sha256:4f70ef7a4d29e8c0c302b13e25962d8f7a0bd304EXAMPLE

    To delete multiple images, you can specify multiple image tags or image digests in the request.

    aws ecr batch-delete-image \ --repository-name my-repo \ --image-ids imageDigest=sha256:4f70ef7a4d29e8c0c302b13e25962d8f7a0bd304EXAMPLE imageDigest=sha256:f5t0e245ssffc302b13e25962d8f7a0bd304EXAMPLE