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


  -a, --all                    Delete all BackupUnits.
  -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")
  -D, --depth int32            Controls the detail depth of the response objects. Max depth is 10.
  -f, --force                  Force command to execute without user input
  -h, --help                   Print usage
      --no-headers             Don't print table headers when table output is used
  -o, --output string          Desired output format [text|json|api-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

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