Restoring deleted volumes

You can restore a volume in the NetApp Element system if it has been deleted but not yet purged.

About this task

The system automatically purges a volume approximately eight hours after it has been deleted. If the system has purged the volume, you cannot restore it.

Note: If a volume is deleted and then restored, ESXi will not detect the restored volume (and datastore if it exists). Remove the static target from the ESXi iSCSI adapter and rescan the adapter.


  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Management.
    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 Volumes sub-tab.
  3. Select the view filter and select Deleted from the drop-down list.
  4. Select one or more volumes you want to restore.
  5. Click Restore.
  6. Select the view filter and select Active from the drop-down list.
  7. Verify that the volume or volumes and all connections are restored.