Deleting Snapshot copies

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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
  • 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 a FlexClone volume. The base Snapshot copy always 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.

  • You cannot delete a Snapshot copy from a SnapLock DP volume that is used in a SnapVault relationship before the expiry time of the Snapshot copy.

  • You cannot delete the unexpired Snapshot copies (which are committed to WORM state) of a SnapLock DP volume that is in a SnapVault relationship.

Steps
  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.

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