Delete snapshot image

You delete snapshot images to clean up the oldest snapshot image from a snapshot group or snapshot consistency group.

About this task

You can delete a single snapshot image, or you can delete snapshot images from snapshot consistency groups that have the same creation timestamp. You also can delete snapshot images from a snapshot group.

You cannot delete a snapshot image if it is not the oldest snapshot image for the associated base volume or snapshot consistency group.

Steps
  1. Select Storage  Snapshots.

  2. Click the Snapshot Images tab.

  3. Select the snapshot image that you want to delete, and confirm that you want to perform the operation.

    If you selected a snapshot image of a snapshot consistency group, select each member volume that you want to delete, and confirm that you want to perform the operation.

  4. Click Delete.

Results

System Manager performs the following actions:

  • Deletes the snapshot image from the storage array.

  • Releases the reserved capacity for reuse within the snapshot group or snapshot consistency group.

  • Disables all the associated snapshot volumes that exist for the deleted snapshot image.

  • From a snapshot consistency group deletion, moves any member volume associated with the deleted snapshot image to a Stopped state.