volume snapshot delete

Delete a snapshot

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

Description

The volume snapshot delete command deletes a Snapshot copy from a specified volume.

Parameters

-vserver <vserver name> - Vserver
This specifies the Vserver that contains the volume on which the specified Snapshot copy is saved.
-volume <volume name> - Volume
This specifies the volume from which a Snapshot copy is to be deleted.
-snapshot <snapshot name> - Snapshot
This specifies the Snapshot copy that is to be deleted.
[-foreground {true|false}] - Foreground Process
If you use this option and set it to false, the delete operation runs as a background process. If you specify this option and set it to true, the operation runs as a foreground process. This option applies only to Infinite Volumes, and is ignored for other volumes. The default is true.
[-force [true]] - Force Delete (privilege: advanced)
If you use this switch, the Snapshot copy is immediately deleted without generating any confirmation messages. If you do not use this option the operation generates confirmation messages. Passing in a value of true is supported, but not required. The force switch is typically used for scripting applications where users cannot directly confirm the delete operation.
[-ignore-owners [true]] - Ignore Snapshot Owners (privilege: advanced)
If you use this switch, the command ignores other processes that might be accessing the Snapshot copy. If you do not use this option the operation exhibits default behavior and checks the owners tags before allowing the deletion to occur. Passing in a value of true is supported, but not required.

Examples

The following example deletes a Snapshot copy named vol3_daily from a volume named vol3 on a Vserver named vs0:
cluster1::> volume snapshot delete -vserver vs0 -volume vol3 -snapshot vol3_daily