Images are cached in our service through the CDN, but are usually deleted using our API.
When using Ruby on Rails together with CarrierWave, CarrierWave’s default behavior when destroying model records is to delete the associated uploaded images from Cloudinary as well. If you wish, you can modify this behavior by overriding the
delete_remote? method in your CarrierWave uploader class and simply return
On a different note, you should enable Cloudinary’s automatic backup option. This way, even if you accidentally delete images from your account, you’ll be able to simply revert back to one of their historical versions. Read more about Cloudinary’s backup solution here.