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SANtricity commands

Delete consistency group


The delete consistencyGroup command deletes a snapshot consistency group.

Supported Arrays

This command applies to any individual storage array, including the E2700, E5600, E2800, E5700, EF600 and EF300 arrays, as long as all SMcli packages are installed.


To execute this command on an E2800, E5700, EF600, or EF300 storage array, you must have the Storage Admin role.


This command works in two ways:

  • You can delete both the consistency group and the repository volumes contained by the consistency group.

  • You can delete only the consistency group and leave the repository volumes that are contained by the consistency group intact.


delete consistencyGroup ["consistencyGroupName"]
[deleteRepositoryMembers=(TRUE | FALSE)]


Parameter Description


The name of the snapshot consistency group that you want to delete. Enclose the snapshot consistency group name in double quotation marks (" ") inside square brackets ([ ]).


The setting to delete on or retain the repository volumes. To delete the repository volumes, set this parameter to TRUE. To retain the repository volumes, set this parameter to FALSE. The default setting is FALSE.

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