Delete a FlexVol volume


You can delete a FlexVol volume that is no longer required or if it contains corrupted data.

What you’ll need

No applications must be accessing the data in the volume you want to delete.


If you accidentally delete a volume, contact technical support for assistance.

  1. If the volume has been mounted, unmount it:

    volume unmount -vserver vserver_name -volume volume_name

  2. If the volume is part of a SnapMirror relationship, delete the relationship by using the snapmirror delete command.

  3. If the volume is online, take the volume offline:

    volume offline -vserver vserver_name volume_name

  4. Delete the volume:

    volume delete -vserver vserver_name volume_name


The volume is deleted, along with any associated quota policies and qtrees.