Deleting volumes

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You can use System Manager to delete a FlexVol volume when you no longer require the data that a volume contains or if you have copied the data that a volume contains to another location. When you delete a volume, all the data in the volume is destroyed, and you cannot recover that data.

Before you begin

The following conditions must exist before you delete a FlexVol volume:

  • The volume must be unmounted and must be in the offline state.

  • FlexClone volumes must be either split from the parent volume or destroyed if the FlexVol volume is cloned.

  • The SnapMirror relationships must be deleted if the volume is in one or more SnapMirror relationships.

About this task

You should be aware of the following limitations when deleting a FlexVol volume:

  • You can delete a complete SnapLock Enterprise volume or a file in a SnapLock Enterprise volume; however, you cannot delete only the data within a file in a SnapLock Enterprise volume.

  • You cannot delete a SnapLock Compliance volume if data is committed to the volume.

  • If the FlexVol contains both qtrees and volumes, the qtrees appear as directories. You should be careful to not delete the qtrees accidentally when deleting volumes.

  • If you have associated FlexCache volumes with an origin volume, then you must delete the FlexCache volumes before you can delete the origin volume.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > Volumes.

  2. From the drop-down menu in the SVM field, select the storage virtual machine (SVM) in which the volume that you want to delete resides.

  3. Select the volumes that you want to delete.

  4. [NOTE]

Verify that you have selected the correct volumes that you want to delete. When you delete a volume, all the data in the volume is destroyed, and you cannot recover that data.

+ Click Delete.

  1. Select the confirmation check box, and then click Delete.

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