volume encryption secure-purge start

Start secure deletion of trash in existing volume

Availability: This command is available to cluster and Vserver administrators at the advanced privilege level.


The volume encryption secure-purge start command performs secure purge of encrypted volume.


-vserver <vserver name> - Vserver
This parameter specifies the Vserver on which the volume is located.
-volume <volume name> - Volume
This parameter specifies the name of the volume being encrypted.
{ [-delete-all-snapshots {true|false}] - Delete all Snapshot Copies?
This parameter specifies if it is required to delete all the snapshots in the volume.
[-re-encryption-method {volume-move|in-place-rekey}] - Method to Use for Re-keying the Volume
Specifies the re-encryption method of the secure-purge operation. Possible values are:
  • volume-move
  • in-place-rekey
The volume-move method is faster compared to in-place-rekey method. The volume-move method requires additional space in the same aggregate. The volume-move method will cause unforced MetroCluster switchovers to be blocked while it is running. The volume-move operation involves cut-over phase in which client I/O operations are temporary blocked for short duration - less than 45 seconds. There is no cut-over phase for in-place-rekey method.
| [-prepare [true]]} - Method to Use for Preparing Secure Purge
This parameter specifies if it is required to prepare secure purge of encrypted volume.