How to Destroy Spaces

Spaces Object Storage is an S3-compatible object storage service. Spaces buckets let you store and serve large amounts of data, and the built-in CDN minimizes page load times and improves performance.

Destroying a Spaces bucket permanently and irrecoverably destroys the bucket and all of its objects. When you confirm the destruction of your last bucket, your Spaces subscription ends automatically and you are no longer charged.

To destroy a bucket, click its name on the Spaces page to go to its detail page, then click the Settings tab.

The Spaces settings tab

In the Destroy this Space section, click Destroy to open the Destroy Space configuration window. Enter the name of the bucket and click Destroy to confirm.

When you confirm the destruction, the bucket goes into a pending destruction stage. The bucket remains listed in the control panel with an estimated time of destruction, and it is greyed out so you can’t view its overview page or open its More menu.

A Spaces page with two buckets, one of which is scheduled for destruction

The bucket’s scheduled destruction time is 2 weeks or more, depending on the size of the bucket. While a bucket is pending destruction, you cannot use it, it no longer counts towards your billing charges, and you cannot reuse its name.

To cancel the destruction and regain access to your bucket, click Cancel Deletion before the scheduled deletion time.