Deleting volumes

You can use System Manager to delete a FlexVol volume when you no longer require the data that a volume contains, or if you have copied the data that a volume contains to another location. When you delete a volume, all the data in the volume is destroyed, and you cannot recover that data.

Before you begin

The following conditions must exist before you delete a FlexVol volume:

About this task

You should be aware of the following limitations when deleting a FlexVol volume:


  1. Click Storage > Volumes.
  2. From the drop-down menu in the SVM field, select the storage virtual machine (SVM) in which the volume that you want to delete resides.
  3. Select the volumes that you want to delete, and then click Delete.
  4. Select the confirmation check box, and then click Delete.