Firehose / Client / delete_delivery_stream



Deletes a delivery stream and its data.

You can delete a delivery stream only if it is in one of the following states: ACTIVE, DELETING, CREATING_FAILED, or DELETING_FAILED. You can’t delete a delivery stream that is in the CREATING state. To check the state of a delivery stream, use DescribeDeliveryStream.

DeleteDeliveryStream is an asynchronous API. When an API request to DeleteDeliveryStream succeeds, the delivery stream is marked for deletion, and it goes into the DELETING state.While the delivery stream is in the DELETING state, the service might continue to accept records, but it doesn’t make any guarantees with respect to delivering the data. Therefore, as a best practice, first stop any applications that are sending records before you delete a delivery stream.

Removal of a delivery stream that is in the DELETING state is a low priority operation for the service. A stream may remain in the DELETING state for several minutes. Therefore, as a best practice, applications should not wait for streams in the DELETING state to be removed.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.delete_delivery_stream(
  • DeliveryStreamName (string) –


    The name of the delivery stream.

  • AllowForceDelete (boolean) –

    Set this to true if you want to delete the delivery stream even if Firehose is unable to retire the grant for the CMK. Firehose might be unable to retire the grant due to a customer error, such as when the CMK or the grant are in an invalid state. If you force deletion, you can then use the RevokeGrant operation to revoke the grant you gave to Firehose. If a failure to retire the grant happens due to an Amazon Web Services KMS issue, Firehose keeps retrying the delete operation.

    The default value is false.

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Response Syntax


Response Structure

  • (dict) –


  • Firehose.Client.exceptions.ResourceInUseException

  • Firehose.Client.exceptions.ResourceNotFoundException