Guidelines for deleting Snapshot copies

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You cannot delete a Snapshot copy that is in use, or if the Snapshot copy is across multiple storage system volumes.

Follow these guidelines when you use the snapdrive snap delete command:

  • The Snapshot delete operation fails if any of the Snapshot copies you want to delete are in use, or not created by SnapDrive for UNIX. You can override this behavior by including the -force option with the snapdrive snap delete command.

  • If you have a Snapshot copy that spans multiple storage system volumes, you must manually delete the Snapshot copy on each volume.