Removing a cache device

Depending on your deployment plan, client activity, and overall system performance, you might need to remove a NAS Bridge cache device. In general, if a cache device is not associated with a file system and not planned for a future file system, you should remove it.

Before you begin

The cache device must not be associated with any file systems.


  1. Click Configuration at the top of the web page.
  2. Click Cache Devices.
  3. Select the row for the cache device you want to remove, then click Remove.
    The cache device is removed from the NAS Bridge configuration.
    Attention: You must also remove the hard drive from vSphere, or it will still be associated with the NAS Bridge virtual machine.
  4. When you are finished, export the recovery package.
    1. Go to Maintenance > Recovery Package .
    2. Click Generate Package.
    3. Select the package from the table, and click Download to download the package to your local workstation.
    4. Save the package to a safe location.
      You will need this package to recover the NAS Bridge configuration in case of a failure.