Deleting your hardware appliance - AWS Storage Gateway

Deleting your hardware appliance

After you activate your hardware appliance in your AWS account, you might have a need to move and activate it in a different AWS account. In this case, you first delete the appliance from the AWS account and activate it in another AWS account. You might also want to delete the appliance completely from your AWS account because you no longer need it. Follow these instructions to delete your hardware appliance.

To delete your hardware appliance

  1. If you have installed a gateway on the hardware appliance, you must first remove the gateway before you can delete the appliance. For instructions on how to remove a gateway from your hardware appliance, see Removing a gateway from the hardware appliance.

  2. On the Hardware page, choose the hardware appliance you want to delete.

  3. For Actions, choose Delete Appliance.

  4. In the Confirm deletion of resource(s) dialog box, choose the confirmation check box and choose Delete. A message indicating successful deletion is displayed.

    When you delete the hardware appliance, all the resources associated with the gateway that is installed on the appliance are delete also, but the data on the hardware appliance itself is not deleted.