Deleting your hardware appliance - Amazon Storage Gateway
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Deleting your hardware appliance

If you no longer need an Amazon Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance that you have already activated, you can delete the appliance completely from your Amazon account.


To move your appliance to a different Amazon account or Amazon Web Services Region, you must first delete it using the following procedure, then open the gateway's support channel and contact Amazon Web Services Support to perform a soft reset. For more information, see Turning on Amazon Web Services Support access to help troubleshoot your gateway hosted on-premises.

To delete your hardware appliance
  1. If you have installed a gateway on the hardware appliance, you must first remove the gateway before you can delete the appliance. For instructions on how to remove a gateway from your hardware appliance, see Removing gateway software from a hardware appliance.

  2. On the Hardware page of the Storage Gateway console, choose the hardware appliance you want to delete.

  3. For Actions, choose Delete Appliance. The confirmation dialog box appears.

  4. Verify that you want to delete the specified hardware appliance, then type the word delete in the confirmation box and choose Delete.

    When you delete the hardware appliance, all resources associated with the gateway that is installed on the appliance are deleted, but the data on the hardware appliance itself is not deleted.