The Delete Container operation marks the specified container for deletion. The container and any blobs within it are deleted during subsequent garbage collection.
The Delete Container request may be constructed as follows. HTTPS is
myaccount with the name of your storage account, and
example.com with your endpoint’s domain name or IP address.
|Method||Request URI||HTTP Version|
The following additional parameters may be specified on the request URI.
The following table describes required and optional request headers.
||Required. Specifies the authorization scheme, account name, and signature. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.|
||Required. Specifies the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for the request. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.|
||Not applicable (Zenko version 1.2.1 deos not support leasing).|
||Required for all authorized requests. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. For more information, see Versioning for the Azure Storage services.|
||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. Using this header is highly recommended 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 using conditional headers to delete the container only if a specified condition is met. For more information, see Specifying conditional headers for Blob service operations.
Request Syntax: DELETE https://myaccount.blob.example.com/mycontainer?restype=container HTTP/1.1 Request Headers: x-ms-version: 2011-08-18 x-ms-date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 21:44:34 GMT Authorization: SharedKey devstoreaccount1:t7mf5htNuwLFX9g0S2LDdRtRn1FQzMAluBvHy1QPpnM=
The response includes an HTTP status code and a set of response headers.
A successful operation returns status code 202 (Accepted).
For information about status codes, see Status and Error Codes.
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 specification.
||This header uniquely identifies the request that was made and can be used for troubleshooting the request. For more information, see Troubleshooting API operations.|
||Indicates the version of the Blob service used to execute the request.|
||A UTC date/time value generated by the service that indicates the time at which the response was initiated.|
||This header can be used to troubleshoot requests and corresponding
responses. The value of this header is equal to the value of the
Response Status: HTTP/1.1 202 Accepted Response Headers: Transfer-Encoding: chunked Content-Type: application/xml Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 21:45:00 GMT x-ms-version: 2011-08-18 Server: Windows-Azure-Blob/1.0 Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0
When a container is deleted, a container with the same name cannot be created for at least 30 seconds; the container may not be available for more than 30 seconds if the service is still processing the request. While the container is being deleted, attempts to create a container of the same name will fail with status code 409 (Conflict), with the service returning additional error information indicating that the container is being deleted. All other operations, including operations on any blobs under the container, will fail with status code 404 (Not Found) while the container is being deleted.