Data Deletion After Deleting Connection


Exploring what happens to data of a completely synced connection when it is deleted.


<@U04SE163WC8> What happen with the data of a connection which was completely sync and the job was done when I deleted that connection?

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When you delete a connection in Airbyte, the data that has been synced to the destination will not be automatically deleted. The deletion of a connection only stops the synchronization process from the source to the destination for that specific connection. The data that has already been synced will remain in the destination. However, it’s important to note that you won’t be able to perform operations like sync, edit, refresh schema, or reset on a deleted connection as per the Github Issue. If you want to remove the data that was synced from a deleted connection, you would need to manually delete it from your destination. Airbyte does not automatically clean up the data in the destination when a connection is deleted. Also, it’s worth mentioning that currently, there is no built-in feature in Airbyte to reinstate a deleted connection as discussed in this Github Issue. If you want to start syncing the data again, you would need to create a new connection.