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Confluence Content Management: Part 11

Deleting a Space

A few times a year, I hunt through my Confluence application looking for unused spaces. Here’s an example.

archive-space.png

Last month the software team requested a global space for a special project. But the special project never happened and the space wasn’t used. No content was added or changed since its original creation date. Now there’s a choice to make.

As I’ve mentioned before, I never recommend deleting content, but in this case, it’s literally a blank space with no value. The pages that exist were created by default and have no custom content. I feel alright deleting this space under these circumstances. Here’s how to do it.

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To delete a space in Cloud, go to the space settings area and click the ”manage space” option in the left sidebar. Then click the “Delete space” tab. (Don’t worry - there’s a warning message before the deletion!)

When users delete content, it’s held in a trash area for 30 days and can be restored.

Space deletions are different however. All content is removed forever and not recoverable. Again, I only delete spaces if there’s no content. When content exists, use the archive option instead.

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In Server and Data Center, the “Delete Space” tab is on the admin overview page. Just like in Cloud, there’s a warning that deletion is forever.

Part 12: Archival Permissions

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Andy Gladstone
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Feb 14, 2023

@Rachel Wright a recommended edit to this page is to mention whether deleting a space will make the space key available for future use or not. I won't spoil it by posting the answer here...

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