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[ aws . kinesis ]



Deletes a Kinesis stream and all its shards and data. You must shut down any applications that are operating on the stream before you delete the stream. If an application attempts to operate on a deleted stream, it receives the exception ResourceNotFoundException .

If the stream is in the ACTIVE state, you can delete it. After a delete-stream request, the specified stream is in the DELETING state until Kinesis Streams completes the deletion.

Note: Kinesis Streams might continue to accept data read and write operations, such as put-record , put-records , and get-records , on a stream in the DELETING state until the stream deletion is complete.

When you delete a stream, any shards in that stream are also deleted, and any tags are dissociated from the stream.

You can use the describe-stream operation to check the state of the stream, which is returned in StreamStatus .

delete-stream has a limit of 5 transactions per second per account.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--stream-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--stream-name (string)

The name of the stream to delete.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.