Delete a Bucket
Full, Cluster, and Bucket Administrators can delete a bucket.
Bucket-deletion may be appropriate either when an existing bucket is no longer needed; or when all items within an existing bucket need to be replaced — and bucket-deletion (followed by bucket-recreation) is determined to constitute a faster process than the deletion of each individual item.
To delete a bucket using Couchbase Web Console: access the console, and click on the Buckets tab, in the vertical navigation-bar at the left-hand side.
The Buckets screen now appears, showing the buckets that have already been defined for your system:
To delete a particular bucket, click on the bucket’s row in the UI; then, when the Delete button appears, click on it:
A confirmation-dialog is now provided, by means of which you can now either cancel bucket-deletion, or elect to proceed:
If you elect to proceed, by clicking on the Delete Bucket button, the bucket and all its data are deleted from the system; and the bucket is no longer represented within the Buckets screen of Couchbase Web Console.
User-access to buckets is controlled by Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). See Authorization for details.
Note that roles assigned to users may contain privileges for accessing specfic buckets by name. If such a bucket is deleted, all role-assignments to that resource are deleted from the cluster. If a user whose sole permission is Bucket Admin on a single bucket uses Couchbase Web Console to delete that bucket, the user is logged out of the console on bucket-deletion, and cannot log back in.