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Decommission a Partition

Once they are created, partitions cannot be deleted, and partition names cannot be reused. This is due to the fact that a partition may include log messages that are not stored anywhere else, and if the partition were to be deleted, the log messages would be lost.

If a partition is no longer needed, you can decommission it. Once a partition is decommissioned, the data in the partition remains in your account and can be searched, but the partition cannot be re-activated, and you cannot change its routing expression.   

To decommission a partition

  1. Go to  Manage Data > Logs > Partitions.  
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  2. Click the row for the partition you want to decommission.  

  3. The partition details appear on the right side of the page.
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  4. Click Decommission.
  5. In the Confirm dialog, click OK.
  6. The partition is decommissioned.