Delete bucket type

Magnus Kessler mkessler at
Wed Sep 28 05:12:49 EDT 2016

On 27 September 2016 at 20:50, Nguyen, Kyle <kyle.nguyen at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Is deleting bucket type possible in version 2.1.4? If not, is there any
> workaround or available script/code that we can do this in a production
> environment without too much performance impact?
> Thanks
> -Kyle-

Hi Kyle,

There is currently no option to delete bucket types once they have been
created. Are you trying to delete a bucket type and any objects stored
within the namespace of the bucket type, or just remove a previously
configured bucket type?

In Riak, bucket types have very little operational overhead. They get
stored in the cluster meta data and take up a small amount of disk space
there. Bucket types are not gossiped around the ring on a regular basis,
though, and therefore have not got the negative impact a large number of
custom buckets would have. With Riak-2.x we generally recommend storing any
configuration in bucket types, rather than creating custom buckets, even if
there is only one bucket using that specific configuration.

Kind Regards,


Magnus Kessler
Client Services Engineer
Basho Technologies Limited

Registered Office - 8 Lincoln’s Inn Fields London WC2A 3BP Reg 07970431
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