Delete group via api


Active Member
Nov 28, 2018
Try to delete a group from datastore via api like:
1. curl -X DELETE https://x.x.x.x:8007/api2/json/admin/datastore/storename/groups/vm/666 -b PBSAuthCookie=xxxx
2. curl -X DELETE https://x.x.x.x:8007/api2/json/admin/datastore/storename/groups -b PBSAuthCookie=xxxx --header 'Content-Type: application/json' --data '{"data":[{"backup-id": "666","backup-type":"vm",}]}'
3. curl -X DELETE https://x.x.x.x:8007/api2/json/admin/datastore/storename/vm/666 -b PBSAuthCookie=xxxx
4. curl -X DELETE https://x.x.x.x:8007/api2/json/admin/datastore/storename/groups?backup-type=vm&backup-id=666 -b PBSAuthCookie=xxxx

All wrong. Can any one help me with it ?
the url would have to be
as DELETE (as you correctly identified)

whats probably missing is the CSRFPrevention token that you get with the ticket calls, this is necessary for all non-GET operations

if you want to see a complete api call that works, check the browser debug console when deleting a group, in chrome you can even use the 'copy as curl' feature to get
a complete curl commandline for a specific request


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