Deleting Snapshot copies

You can delete a Snapshot copy to conserve disk space or to free disk space by using System Manager. You can also delete a Snapshot copy if the Snapshot copy is no longer required.

Before you begin

If you want to delete a Snapshot copy that is busy or locked, you must have released the Snapshot copy from the application that was using the Snapshot copy.

About this task


  1. Click Storage > Volumes.
  2. From the drop-down menu in the SVM field, select All SVMs.
  3. Expand the required volume.
  4. Click the Show More Details link to view more information about the volume.
  5. Click the Snapshot Copies tab.
    The list of available Snapshot copies for the selected volume is displayed.
  6. Select the Snapshot copy that you want to delete.
  7. Click Delete.
  8. Select the confirmation check box, and then click Delete.