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Decommission a Partition


Once they are created, Partitions cannot be edited or 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 is deleted, the log messages will be lost.

But if it is no longer needed, a Partition may be decommissioned. Once a Partition is decommissioned, the data in the Partition remains in your account and can be searched, but it cannot be restarted.

To decommission a Partition:

  1. Go to Manage > Partitions
  2. Click the name of a Partition, then click Decommission.
  1. In the Confirm dialog, click OK.
  2. The Partition is decommissioned and removed from the list.