Delete bucket?

Jeremiah Peschka jeremiah.peschka at
Thu Jul 28 16:42:49 EDT 2011

Depending on the client you're using, you can perform results streaming to pull back results and process them in chunks rather than waiting for a buffer to get filled. 

It's easy enough to write something like this using Ripple or CorrugatedIron. I'm guessing it's possible with other clients. 
Jeremiah Peschka
Founder, Brent Ozar PLF, LLC

On Jul 28, 2011, at 1:40 PM, Jonathan Langevin wrote:

> I've read on the wiki that to delete a bucket, the only method is to manually delete all keys within the bucket.
> So then what is the recommended process for deleting all keys within a bucket, manually?
> I was initially just listing all keys within a bucket, and then iterating the keys to send delete requests, but I hit a wall when I had too many keys to get back in a list request (received header too large errors).
> So I assume the alternative would be to run a mapreduce to pull keys from the bucket with a specified limit, to then execute the deletes?
> While that's fine for an "active record" style environment (where there may be cleanup actions that must occur per object being deleted), is there another method for deleting all keys within a bucket, massively? (Maybe via a map call?)
> Jonathan Langevin
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