Deleting a stack on the Amazon CloudFormation console - Amazon CloudFormation
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Deleting a stack on the Amazon CloudFormation console

To delete a stack

  1. Open the Amazon CloudFormation console at

  2. On the Stacks page in the CloudFormation console, select the stack that you want to delete. The stack must be currently running.

  3. In the stack details pane, choose Delete.

  4. Select Delete stack when prompted.


    The stack deletion operation can't be stopped once the stack deletion has begun. The stack proceeds to the DELETE_IN_PROGRESS state.

    After the stack deletion is complete, the stack will be in the DELETE_COMPLETE state. Stacks in the DELETE_COMPLETE state aren't displayed in the CloudFormation console by default. To display deleted stacks, you must change the stack view filter as described in Viewing deleted stacks on the Amazon CloudFormation console.

    If the delete failed, the stack will be in the DELETE_FAILED state. For solutions, see the Delete stack failstroubleshooting topic.

For information on protecting stacks from being accidentally deleted see Protecting a stack from being deleted.