Delete Blob

The Delete Blob operation marks the specified blob for deletion. The blob is later deleted during garbage collection.


The Delete Blob request may be constructed as follows. HTTPS is recommended. Replace myaccount with the name of your storage account, and with your endpoint’s domain name or IP address.

Method Request URI HTTP Version

URI Parameters

The following additional parameters may be specified on the request URI.

Parameter Description
snapshot Not applicable (Zenko version 1.2.1 does not support snapshots).
timeout Optional. The timeout parameter is expressed in seconds. For more information, see Setting Timeouts for Blob Service Operations.

Request Headers

The following table describes required and optional request headers.

Request Header Description
Authorization Required. Specifies the authorization scheme, account name, and signature. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.
Date or x-ms-date Required. Specifies the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for the request. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.
x-ms-version Required for all authorized requests. For more information, see Versioning for the Azure Storage services.
x-ms-lease-id Not applicable (Zenko version 1.2.1 does not support leasing).
x-ms-delete-snapshots Not applicable (Zenko version 1.2.1 does not support snapshots).
x-ms-client-request-id Optional. Provides a client-generated, opaque value with a 1 KB character limit that is recorded in the analytics logs when storage analytics logging is enabled. Use this header for correlating client-side activities with requests received by the server. For more information, see Azure Storage Analytics Logging and Windows Azure Logging: Using Logs to Track Storage Requests.

This operation also supports the use of conditional headers to delete the blob only if a specified condition is met. For more information, see Specifying conditional headers for Blob service operations.

Request Body



The response includes an HTTP status code and a set of response headers.

Status Codes

A successful operation returns status code 202 (Accepted).

For information about status codes, see Status and Error Codes.

Response Headers

The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers. All standard headers conform to the HTTP/1.1 protocol specification.

Response Header Description
x-ms-request-id This header uniquely identifies the request that was made and can be used for troubleshooting the request. For more information, see Troubleshooting API operations.
x-ms-version Indicates the version of the Blob service used to execute the request.
x-ms-delete-type-permanent Blob Service returns true when blob is permanently deleted.
Date A UTC date/time value generated by the service that indicates the time at which the response was initiated.
x-ms-client-request-id This header can be used to troubleshoot requests and corresponding responses. The value of this header is equal to the value of the x-ms-client-request-id header if it is present in the request and the value is at most 1024 visible ASCII characters. If the x-ms-client-request-id header is not present in the request, this header will not be present in the response.


This operation can be performed by the account owner or by anyone using a Shared Access Signature that has permission to delete the blob.


The client may call Delete Blob to delete uncommitted blobs. An uncommitted blob is a blob created with calls to the Put Block operation but never committed using the Put Block List operation.

Soft Delete Feature Disabled

When a blob is successfully deleted, it is immediately removed from the storage account’s index and is no longer accessible to clients. The blob’s data is later removed from the service during garbage collection.

Soft Delete Feature Enabled


Zenko version 1.2.1 does not support the soft-delete feature.

When a blob is successfully deleted, it is soft-deleted and is no longer accessible to clients. The Blob service retains the blob for the number of days specified in the Blob service’s DeleteRetentionPolicy property. For information about reading Blob service properties, see Set Blob Service Properties.

After the specified number of days, the blob’s data is removed from the service during garbage collection. A soft-deleted blob is accessible by calling the List Blobs operation and specifying the include=deleted option.

For any other blob soft-delete operations, Blob Service returns error 404 (ResourceNotFound).