Deactivate a volume

This call deactivates a volume. Note that this request is based off of the PATCH request to update a volume.

Once deactivated, you cannot import from, export to, or browse within a volume. As such, the content of the files imported from this volume will no longer be accessible on the Platform. However, you can update the volume and manage members. Note that you cannot deactivate the volume if you have running imports or exports unless you force the operation using the query parameter force=true, as described below.

Note that to delete a volume, first you must deactivate it and delete all files which have been imported from the volume to the Platform.

If you want to reactivate the volume at a later time, make this call again with the key "active" set to "true" in the request body.


If you are using Seven Bridges Platform EU, please use the following endpoint:{volume_owner_username}/{volume_name}

Example request body

    "active": false


See a list of Seven Bridges Platform-specific response codes that may be contained in the body of the response .

Response body

The response object contains information about the specified volume. The information is structured using the following key-value pairs:

KeyData type of valueDescription of value
activeBooleanIf a volume is deactivated, this field will be set to false
idStringID of this volume, containing owner/name
nameStringName of the volume.
descriptionStringThe description of this volume.
created_onStringThe date and time this volume was created.
modified_onStringThe date and time this volume was last modified.


Note that you cannot view volumes that you have created via the visual interface. However, you can see all your volumes by making the call to list volumes.