Delete an encrypted volume


You can use the volume delete command to delete an encrypted volume.

What you’ll need
  1. Delete an encrypted volume:

    volume delete -vserver SVM_name -volume volume_name

    For complete command syntax, see the man page for the command.

    The following command deletes an encrypted volume named vol1:

    cluster1::> volume delete -vserver vs1 -volume vol1

    Enter yes when you are prompted to confirm deletion.

    The system deletes the encryption key for the volume after 24 hours.

    Use volume delete with the -force true option to delete a volume and destroy the corresponding encryption key immediately. This command requires advanced privileges. For more information, see the man page.

After you finish

You can use the volume recovery-queue command to recover a deleted volume during the retention period after issuing the volume delete command:

volume recovery-queue SVM_name -volume volume_name