Delete a BackupUnit


ionosctl backupunit delete [flags]


For backupunit command:

[b backup]

For delete command:



Use this command to delete a BackupUnit. Deleting a BackupUnit is a dangerous operation. A successful DELETE will remove the backup plans inside a BackupUnit, ALL backups associated with the BackupUnit, the backup user and finally the BackupUnit itself.

Required values to run command:

  • BackupUnit Id


-u, --api-url string Override default host url (default "")
-i, --backupunit-id string The unique BackupUnit Id (required)
--cols strings Set of columns to be printed on output
Available columns: [BackupUnitId Name Email State] (default [BackupUnitId,Name,Email,State])
-c, --config string Configuration file used for authentication (default "$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/ionosctl/config.json")
-f, --force Force command to execute without user input
-h, --help Print usage
-o, --output string Desired output format [text|json] (default "text")
-q, --quiet Quiet output
-t, --timeout int Timeout option for Request for BackupUnit deletion [seconds] (default 60)
-v, --verbose Print step-by-step process when running command
-w, --wait-for-request Wait for the Request for BackupUnit deletion to be executed


ionosctl backupunit delete --backupunit-id BACKUPUNIT_ID