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Delete Share

The Delete Share operation marks the specified share for deletion. The share and any files contained within it are later deleted during garbage collection.

The Delete Share request may be constructed as follows. HTTPS is recommended.

 

Method Request URI HTTP Version

DELETE

https://myaccount.file.core.windows.net/myshare?restype=share

HTTP/1.1

Replace the path components shown in the request URI with your own, as follows:

 

Path Component Description

myaccount

The name of your storage account.

myshare

The name of your file share.

For details on path naming restrictions, see Naming and Referencing Shares, Directories, Files, and Metadata.

The following additional parameters can be specified in the request URI.

 

Parameter Description

timeout

Optional. The timeout parameter is expressed in seconds. For more information, see Setting Timeouts for File Service Operations.

The following table describes required and optional request headers.

 

Request Header Description

Authorization

Required. Specifies the authentication scheme, account name, and signature. For more information, see Authentication for the Azure Storage Services.

Date or x-ms-date

Required. Specifies the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for the request. For more information, see Authentication for the Azure Storage Services.

x-ms-version

Required for all authenticated requests. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. For more information, see Versioning for the Azure Storage Services.

DELETE https://myaccount.file.core.windows.net/myshare?restype=share HTTP/1.1

Request Headers:
x-ms-version: 2014-02-14
x-ms-date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:50:32 GMT
Authorization: SharedKey myaccount:Z5043vY9MesKNh0PNtksNc9nbXSSqGHueE00JdjidOQ= TBD

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 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 File service used to execute the request.

Date

A UTC date/time value generated by the service that indicates the time at which the response was initiated.

Only the account owner may call this operation.

When a share is deleted, a share with the same name cannot be recreated for at least 30 seconds. While the share is being deleted, attempts to recreate a share of the same name will fail with status code 409 (Conflict), with the service returning additional error information indicating that the share is being deleted. All other operations, including operations on any files under the share, will fail with status code 404 (Not Found) while the share is being deleted.

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