Every once in a while you'll want to remove a bucket in radosgw, including all the objects contained in that bucket.
Now you might use a utility like
for that purpose:
s3cmd rb --recursive s3://mybucket
The advantage to this approach is that your users can do it, using
just the regular S3 API. But this approach may be slow, particularly
if you have previously created your objects with
cosbench, or another benchmarking tool.
So in the event that you want to remove buckets, and their objects,
radosgw, you can do so with
radosgw-admin bucket rm --bucket=mybucket --purge-objects
This is usually the faster approach.
If, at any time, you want to nuke all buckets owned by a particular user, there is a command for that, as well. Use this one with care:
radosgw-admin user rm --uid=[username] --purge-data
This article originally appeared on the
hastexo.com website (now defunct).