Delete a Snapshot

Legacy Backup Deprecated

MongoDB deprecated the Legacy Backup feature. Clusters that use Legacy Backup can continue to use it. MongoDB recommends using Cloud Backups. Effective 23 March 2020, all new clusters can only use Cloud Backups.


Groups and projects are synonymous terms. Your {GROUP-ID} is the same as your project ID. For existing groups, your group/project ID remains the same. The resource and corresponding endpoints use the term groups.

The Atlas API authenticates using HTTP Digest Authentication. Provide a programmatic API public key and corresponding private key as the username and password when constructing the HTTP request.

To learn how to configure API access for an Atlas project, see Configure Atlas API Access.

All requests to this endpoint must originate from an IP address on the Atlas user’s API whitelist. For complete documentation on configuring API whitelists, see Enable API Whitelisting for Your Organization.

Base URL:


DELETE /groups/{GROUP-ID}/clusters/{CLUSTER-NAME}/snapshots/{SNAPSHOT-ID}

Request Parameters

Request Path Parameters

Path Element Necessity Description
GROUP-ID Required The unique identifier of the project that owns the snapshots.
CLUSTER-NAME Required The name of the cluster that contains the snapshots that you want to retrieve.
SNAPSHOT-ID Required The ID of the snapshot that you want to delete.

Request Query Parameters

The following query parameters are optional:

Query Parameter Type Description Default
pretty boolean Displays response in a prettyprint format. false
envelope boolean Specifies whether or not to wrap the response in an envelope. false

Request Body Parameters

This endpoint does not use HTTP request body parameters.

Response Elements

This endpoint does not have response elements.


Example Request

curl -X DELETE -i -u "{PUBLIC-KEY}:{PRIVATE-KEY}" --digest ""

Example Response

This endpoint does not return a response body.