Deleting volume pairs

You can delete a volume pair if you want to remove a pair association between two volumes.

About this task

This procedure describes deleting a volume pairing relationship between two volumes using vCenter on the local and remote sites. For volumes not controlled by the vCenter Plug-in, you can alternately delete a volume pair end using the Element web UI. For detailed instructions on deleting a volume pair end from the Element web UI, see the user guide for NetApp Element software.


  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Protection.
    Note: If two or more clusters are added, ensure that the cluster you intend to use for the task is selected in the navigation bar.
  2. Click the Volume Pairs sub-tab.
  3. Select the check box for one or more of the volume pairs you want to delete.
  4. Click Actions.
  5. In the resulting menu, select Delete.
  6. In the Delete Volume Pair dialog box, confirm the details of each volume pair.
    Note: For clusters that are not managed by the plug-in, this action deletes only the volume pair end on the local cluster. You need to manually delete the volume pair end from the remote cluster to fully remove the pairing relationship.
  7. (Optional for clusters managed by plug-in) Select the check box Change Replication Target Access to and select a new access mode for the replication target volume. This new access mode will be applied after the volume pairing relationship has been removed.
  8. Click Yes.