b2_delete_file_version

Deletes one version of a file from B2.

If the version you delete is the latest version, and there are older versions, then the most recent older version will become the current version, and be the one that you'll get when downloading by name. See the File Versions page for more details.

When used on an unfinished large file, this call has the same effect as b2_cancel_large_file.

Request

Request HTTP Headers

Authorization

required

The account authorization token returned by b2_authorize_account. The token must have the deleteFiles capability.

Request HTTP Message Body Parameters

fileName

required

The name of the file.

fileId

required

The ID of the file, as returned by b2_upload_file, b2_list_file_names, or b2_list_file_versions.

Response

Response HTTP Status 200

File version successfully deleted. The JSON response will contain:

fileId

The unique ID of the file version that was deleted.

fileName

The name of the file.

Response Errors

File version not deleted. If possible the server will return a JSON error structure. Errors include:

status

code

description

400

bad_request

The request had the wrong fields or illegal values. The message returned with the error will describe the problem.

400

bad_bucket_id

Bucket <bucketId> does not exist

400

file_not_present

File not present: <fileName> <fileId>

401

unauthorized

The auth token used is valid, but does not authorize this call with these parameters. The capabilities of an auth token are determined by the application key used with b2_authorize_account.

401

bad_auth_token

The auth token used is not valid. Call b2_authorize_account again to either get a new one, or an error message describing the problem.

401

expired_auth_token

The auth token used has expired. Call b2_authorize_account again to get a new one.

API Versions

v1: Application keys (July 26, 2018)

Incompatible change: After calling b2_authorize_account with an application key that does not have the right permissions, this call will return a 401 Unauthorized.

v1: Original release (September 22, 2015)

Sample Code

Code

curl \
    -H "Authorization: ACCOUNT_AUTHORIZATION_TOKEN" \
    -d '{"fileName": "FILE_NAME", "fileId": "FILE_ID"}' \
    https://apiNN.backblaze.com/b2api/v1/b2_delete_file_version

Output

{
    "fileId" : "4_h4a48fe8875c6214145260818_f000000000000472a_d20140104_m032022_c001_v0000123_t0104",
    "fileName" : "typing_test.txt"
}

Code

import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;
import javax.json.*;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;

String apiUrl = ""; // Provided by b2_authorize_account
String fileId = "";  // The fileId of the file you want to delete
String fileName = ""; // Name of the file you want to delete
String accountAuthorizationToken = ""; // Provided by b2_authorize_account
HttpURLConnection connection = null;
byte postData[] = "{\"fileId\":\"" + fileId + "\",\"fileName\":\"" + fileName + "\"}".getBytes(StandardCharsets.UTF_8);
try {
    URL url = new URL(apiUrl + "/b2api/v1/b2_delete_file_version");
    connection = (HttpURLConnection)url.openConnection();
    connection.setRequestMethod("POST");
    connection.setRequestProperty("Authorization", accountAuthorizationToken);
    connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded");
    connection.setRequestProperty("charset", "utf-8");
    connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Length", Integer.toString(postData.length));
    connection.setDoOutput(true);
    DataOutputStream writer = new DataOutputStream(connection.getOutputStream());
    writer.write(postData);
    String responsJson = myInputStreamReader(connection.getInputStream());
    System.out.println(jsonResponse);
} catch (Exception e) {
    e.printStackTrace();
} finally {
    connection.disconnect();
}

static public String myInputStreamReader(InputStream in) throws IOException {
    InputStreamReader reader = new InputStreamReader(in);
    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
    int c = reader.read();
    while (c != -1) {
        sb.append((char)c);
        c = reader.read();
    }
    reader.close();
    return sb.toString();
}

Output

{
    "fileId" : "4_h4a48fe8875c6214145260818_f000000000000472a_d20140104_m032022_c001_v0000123_t0104",
    "fileName" : "typing_test.txt"
}

Code

import json
import urllib2

api_url = "" # Provided by b2_authorize_account
account_authorization_token = "" # Provided by b2_authorize_account
file_name = "" # The name of the file you want to delete
file_id = "" # The fileId of the file you want to delete

request = urllib2.Request(
    '%s/b2api/v1/b2_delete_file_version' % api_url,
    json.dumps({ 'fileName' : file_name, 'fileId' : file_id }),
    headers = { 'Authorization': account_authorization_token }
    )
response = urllib2.urlopen(request)
response_data = json.loads(response.read())
response.close()

Output

{
    "fileId" : "4_h4a48fe8875c6214145260818_f000000000000472a_d20140104_m032022_c001_v0000123_t0104",
    "fileName" : "typing_test.txt"
}

Code

import Foundation

let apiUrl = "" // Provided by b2_authorize_account
let accountAuthorizationToken = "" // Provided by b2_authorize_account
let fileName = "" // The name of the file you want to delete
let fileId = "" // The fileId of the file you want to delete

// Create the request
var request = URLRequest(url: URL(string: "\(apiUrl)/b2api/v1/b2_delete_file_version")!)
request.httpMethod = "POST"
request.addValue(accountAuthorizationToken, forHTTPHeaderField: "Authorization")
request.httpBody = "{\"fileName\":\"\(fileName)\",\"fileId\":\"\(fileId)\"}".data(using: .utf8)

// Create the task
let task = URLSession.shared.dataTask(with: request) { (data, response, error) in
	if let data = data {
		let json = String(data: data, encoding: .utf8)
		print("\(json!)")
	}
}

// Start the task
task.resume()

// Swift 4.1 (swiftlang-902.0.48 clang-902.0.37.1) Xcode 9.3.1 (9E501)

Output

{
    "fileId" : "4_h4a48fe8875c6214145260818_f000000000000472a_d20140104_m032022_c001_v0000123_t0104",
    "fileName" : "typing_test.txt"
}

Code

require 'json'
require 'net/http'

api_url = "" # Provided by b2_authorize_account
account_authorization_token = "" # Provided by b2_authorize_account
file_name = "" # The name of the file you want to delete
file_id = "" # The fileId of the file you want to delete
uri = URI("#{api_url}/b2api/v1/b2_delete_file_version")
req = Net::HTTP::Post.new(uri)
req.add_field("Authorization","#{account_authorization_token}")
req.body = "{\"fileName\":\"\(file_name)\", \"fileId\":\"\(file_id)\"}"
http = Net::HTTP.new(req.uri.host, req.uri.port)
http.use_ssl = true
res = http.start {|http| http.request(req)}
case res
when Net::HTTPSuccess then
    res.body
when Net::HTTPRedirection then
    fetch(res['location'], limit - 1)
else
    res.error!
end
    

Output

{
    "fileId" : "4_h4a48fe8875c6214145260818_f000000000000472a_d20140104_m032022_c001_v0000123_t0104",
    "fileName" : "typing_test.txt"
}

Code

String apiUrl = "API_URL"; //Provided by b2_authorize_account
String accountAuthorizationToken = "ACCOUNT_AUTHORIZATION_TOKEN"; //Provided by b2_authorize_account
String fileName = "FILE_NAME"; //The name of the file
String fileId = "FILE_ID"; //The unique file ID
HttpWebRequest webRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(apiUrl + "/b2api/v1/b2_delete_file_version");
string body =
   "{\"fileName\":\"" + fileName + "\",\n" +
   "\"fileId\":\"" + fileId + "\"}";
var data = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(body);
webRequest.Method = "POST";
webRequest.Headers.Add("Authorization", accountAuthorizationToken);
webRequest.ContentType = "application/json; charset=utf-8";
webRequest.ContentLength = data.Length;
using (var stream = webRequest.GetRequestStream())
{
	stream.Write(data, 0, data.Length);
	stream.Close();
}
WebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)webRequest.GetResponse();
var responseString = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream()).ReadToEnd();
response.Close();
Console.WriteLine(responseString);

Output

{
    "fileId" : "4_h4a48fe8875c6214145260818_f000000000000472a_d20140104_m032022_c001_v0000123_t0104",
    "fileName" : "typing_test.txt"
}

Code

$api_url = ""; // From b2_authorize_account call
$auth_token = ""; // From b2_authorize_account call
$file_id = "";  // The ID of the file you want to delete
$file_name = "file.txt"; // The file name of the file you want to delete

$session = curl_init($api_url .  "/b2api/v1/b2_delete_file_version");

// Add post fields
$data = array("fileId" => $file_id, "fileName" => $file_name);
$post_fields = json_encode($data);
curl_setopt($session, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $post_fields); 

// Add headers
$headers = array();
$headers[] = "Authorization: " . $auth_token;
curl_setopt($session, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, $headers); 

curl_setopt($session, CURLOPT_POST, true); // HTTP POST
curl_setopt($session, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);  // Receive server response
$server_output = curl_exec($session); // Let's do this!
curl_close ($session); // Clean up
echo ($server_output); // Tell me about the rabbits, George!

Output

{
    "fileId" : "4_h4a48fe8875c6214145260818_f000000000000472a_d20140104_m032022_c001_v0000123_t0104",
    "fileName" : "typing_test.txt"
}