Cannot delete a space

I used Space Admin to remove a Space. The one child page in the space was deleted, but the space still appears in the dashboard. Trying to delete the space again just causes a NPE, and it still does not remove the space from the dashboard.

How can force the system to remove this space completely?

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Hi Chiz,

Judging from your issue description, it seems that you are currently encountering a known issue which is recorded here:

http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFKB/Unable+to+Delete+Space

Here is another KB to manually delete your space completely:

http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFKB/How+to+Manually+Delete+a+Space

Hope it helps.

Cheers,
Septa Cahyadiputra

Thanks! The second option is what I used, and it worked fine. The suggestions in the first option did not apply to the exception I had. For anyone interested, here's a partial stacktrace:

ERROR [Long running task: Space removal long running task] [atlassian.event.internal.EventPublisherImpl] invokeListeners There was an exception thrown trying to dispatch event 'com.atlassian.confluence.event.events.space.SpaceRemoveEvent[source=com.atlassian.confluence.spaces.DefaultSpaceManager@59adfe]' from the invoker 'com.atlassian.event.legacy.LegacyListenerHandler$LegacyListenerInvoker@b7d5cf'.
 -- space: 6455298 | url: /confluence/spaces/doremovespace.action | userName: admin | referer: http://confluence/spaces/removespace.action?key=IL | action: doremovespace
java.lang.NullPointerException
        at com.atlassian.confluence.core.DefaultContentPropertyManager.cacheSet(DefaultContentPropertyManager.java:148)
        at com.atlassian.confluence.core.DefaultContentPropertyManager.setStringProperty(DefaultContentPropertyManager.java:93)

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