Deleting a backup vault - AWS Backup

Deleting a backup vault

To guard against accidental or malicious mass deletion, you can delete a backup vault in AWS Backup only after you delete (or your backup policy lifecycles) all the recovery points in your backup vault. To delete all your recovery points manually, see that section in Clean up resources.

To delete a backup vault using the AWS Backup console

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console, and open the AWS Backup console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Backup vaults.

  3. Choose the backup vault that you want to delete.

  4. Choose and delete any backups that are associated with the backup vault.

  5. Delete the backup vault by choosing Delete (in the upper-right corner).


When you delete a backup vault, update your backup plans to point to new backup vaults. A backup plan that points to a deleted backup vault will cause the backup creation to fail.