Deleting a Cloud Bigtable Instance

To delete a Cloud Bigtable instance:

Console

  1. Open the list of Cloud Bigtable instances in the GCP Console.

    Open the instance list

  2. Click the instance you want to delete, then click Delete instance. A confirmation dialog appears.

    Screenshot of the "Delete instance" dialog

  3. Follow the instructions in the confirmation dialog, then click Delete. The instance is permanently deleted.

gcloud

  1. Install the Cloud SDK if you haven't already.
  2. If you don't know the instance ID, use the beta bigtable instances list command to view a list of your project's instances:

    gcloud beta bigtable instances list
    
  3. Use the beta bigtable instances delete command to delete an instance:

    gcloud beta bigtable instances delete INSTANCE_ID
    

    Replace INSTANCE_ID with the permanent identifier for your instance.

cbt

  1. Install the cbt command-line tool if you haven't already.
  2. If you don't know the instance ID, use the listinstances command to view a list of your project's instances:

    cbt listinstances
    
  3. Use the deleteinstance command to delete an instance:

    cbt deleteinstance INSTANCE
    

    Replace INSTANCE with the permanent identifier for your instance.

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