Deleting a user and buckets in DreamObjects

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#1

I think I frakked things up a bit for myself while playing around with buckets.

I was having trouble deleting buckets, so I deleted a user, which got rid of all the buckets…okay.

Now, If I try to re-create a user, or a bucket from one of those previous users, I am unable to, and it tells me that user or bucket exists.

Is there a purging of these no-longer-used names? Does DreamHost keep those around for a certain amount of time in case someone accidentally deletes data?

Also, I wonder why I have so much trouble deleting buckets…DreamObjects keeps telling me that a bucket is not empty, even if it is empty.


#2

after more tinkering, it looks like ownCloud puts a hidden file into a newly created bucket. You have to delete that in order to delete the bucket.
When in panel, viewing items in a bucket, you cannot see a name, but an object is there…clicking on it and removing it will then allow you to delete that bucket.


#3

Thanks for the tip, I wasn’t aware of that. I just looked at my bucket I’m using for ownCloud and I see the “dot file” at the top of the list.

As for DreamObjects users and buckets, those are currently kept as in-use for the DreamObjects namespace even when they’re deleted.


#4

Do deleted user and bucket names ever become available again at a later date? It would seem that as time goes by, it’d be even more difficult to create buckets and users due the dwindling number of possible names.


#5

All deleted bucket names and users are reusable after about a week or so for garbage collection to process and run.


#6

Thanks!