How can I delete a default vault and Amazon EFS automatic backup vault in AWS Backup?

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I want to delete my default vault and Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) automatic backup vault.


When you first use the AWS Backup console in an AWS Region, the console automatically creates a default vault. If you require different encryption keys or access policies for different groups of backups, then create multiple backup vaults.

Note: You can't use the AWS Backup console to delete the default backup vault. However, if there's another vault in the same Region, then you can delete the default backup vault through the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI).

Note: If you receive errors when you run AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) commands, see Troubleshoot AWS CLI errors. Also, make sure that you're using the most recent AWS CLI version.

Delete an empty vault

To delete a vault, the vault must be empty. To empty the backup vault, delete the backups (recovery points). For more information, see Delete a backup vault.

Note: Empty backup vaults don't incur any charges by themselves. With AWS Backup, you pay for only the backup storage that you use, backup data transferred between AWS Regions, and backup data that you restore.

Amazon EFS automatic backup vault

You can't delete the default Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) vault in AWS Backup. However, you can delete unused snapshots in the Amazon EFS default vault.

Turn off the Amazon EFS automatic backup feature

For instructions, see How can I disable automatic backups in Amazon EFS and remove the stored backup data?

AWS OFFICIALUpdated 8 months ago