Deleting Snapshot copies

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You can delete a Snapshot copy to conserve space or to free disk space, or you can delete the Snapshot copy if it is no longer required.

What you’ll need

You must have the Application Administrator or Storage Administrator role.

The volume must be online.

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

  • You cannot delete the base Snapshot copy in a parent volume if a FlexClone volume is using that Snapshot copy.

    The base Snapshot copy is the Snapshot copy that is used to create the FlexClone volume and displays the status Busy and Application Dependency as Busy, Vclone in the parent volume.

  • You cannot delete a locked Snapshot copy that is used in a SnapMirror relationship.

    The Snapshot copy is locked and is required for the next update.

Steps
  1. In the left navigation pane, click Storage > Volumes.

  2. In the Health: All Volumes view, select the volume that contains the Snapshot copies you want to view.

    The list of Snapshot copies is displayed.

  3. In the Volume / Health details page, click the Capacity tab.

  4. In Details pane of the Capacity tab, in the Other Details section, click the link next to Snapshot Copies.

    The number of Snapshot copies is a link that displays the list of Snapshot copies.

  5. In the Snapshot Copies view, select the Snapshot copies you want to delete, and then click Delete Selected.