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Deleting a namespace

You can delete an empty namespace (that is, a namespace that doesn’t contain any objects). You cannot delete namespaces that are not empty.

If a namespace is being replicated, you may not be able to delete it directly on all the HCP systems in the replication topology. However, if you delete it on one system, the deletion is replicated to the other systems.


Important: If the namespace you want to delete is being replicated, do not deselect it from replication before deleting it. If you deselect it first, the deletion is not replicated, and the namespace remains on the other systems to which it was replicated. Depending on the replication topology, you may not be able to delete the namespace on one or more of those other systems.



To empty a namespace, use HCP Data Migrator. With HCP-DM, you can delete multiple directories and objects in a single job. For information on doing this, see Using HCP Data Migrator.

When a namespace is deleted, the chargeback statistics for it become unavailable. Therefore, before deleting a namespace for which you need these statistics, you should generate the applicable chargeback report. For information on generating chargeback reports, see Generating chargeback reports


Roles: To delete a namespace, you need the administrator role.

To delete a namespace:

1.In the top-level menu of the Tenant Management Console, click on Namespaces.

2.In the list of namespaces, click on the delete control ( DeleteNamespaceControl.png ) for the namespace you want to delete.

3.In response to the confirming message, click on Delete.

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