Deleting Text Data for a Check

This API call is for deleting text data from the IRONdb cluster for an entire check. It will remove data from the beginning of time up until the time provided by the user for every text metric that is part of the given check UUID.

This call always returns a JSON object which describes the matching metrics and the actions taken or errors received on the deletion. For safety, explicit confirmation is required in the headers to actually force the data deletion. A list of the possible result statuses for each metric and what they mean can be found here.

It is highly recommended to perform the deletion API call without confirmation as a first step, in order to review what would actually be deleted (and hopefully avoid accidentally deleting more data than intended).

Deletion is currently only supported on a single node per API call. To delete data from the entire cluster, issue the same API call to each node.







  • uuid : The UUID of the check.


  • x-snowth-delete-time: <end> (required)
    • end The end timestamp for the delete operation. All data before this specified time is deleted. Time is represented in seconds since the epoch.
  • x-snowth-account-id: <account_id> (required)
    • account_id The account to be searched using the wildcard pattern
  • x-snowth-confirm-delete: <0 or 1> (optional, must be present and set to 1 to actually confirm and process the deletion)


curl -X DELETE \
     -H 'x-snowth-delete-time: 1527811200' \
     -H 'x-snowth-account-id: 1234' \
     -H 'x-snowth-confirm-delete: 1' \

In this example:

  • text : This tells the system that text data will be removed.
  • 6f6bdc73-2352-4bdc-ab0e-72f66d0dee12 : Check UUID
  • 1527811200 : Delete all data for this check before this time


[ {"metric_name":"multiple_example_cpuutil_server1","delete_result":"not local","payload":""},

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