Remove-SPOSite

Sends a SharePoint Online site collection to the SharePoint Online Recycle Bin.

Syntax

Remove-SPOSite
      [-Confirm]
      -Identity <SpoSitePipeBind>
      [-NoWait]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-SPOSite cmdlet does not delete a site collection from the site collections list permanently. Instead, the removed site collection is moved to the Recycle Bin. You can use the Restore-SPODeletedSitecmdlet to restore a site collection from the Recycle Bin. To delete a site collection permanently, first move the site collection to the Recycle Bin by using the Remove-SPOSite cmdlet and then delete it from the Recycle Bin by using the Remove-SPODeletedSite cmdlet.

You must be a SharePoint Online global administrator and a site collection administrator to run the cmdlet.

For permissions and the most current information about Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Online, see the online documentation at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=251832 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=251832).

Examples

-----------------------EXAMPLE 1-----------------------------

Remove-SPOSite -Identity https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/site1 -NoWait

This example immediately removes the site collection named https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/site1 from the site collections list and moves it to the Recycle Bin.

Required Parameters

-Identity

Specifies the URL of the site collection to remove.

Type:SpoSitePipeBind
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Online

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Online
-NoWait

Specifies to continue executing script immediately.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Online
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Online