16.6 Deleting a Pool

You might need to delete an NSS pool to create more free space for other pools. The Delete option on the Pools page removes one or more selected pools from the server, including all member partitions and the data on them. Deleting a pool removes the ownership of the space it occupied, freeing the space for reassignment. If the pools you want to delete are active, deactivate them before you delete them.

WARNING:Deleting a pool destroys all volumes in the pool and destroys all the data in them. These volumes cannot be restored.

You cannot use iManager to delete a system (sys) pool on NetWare. Deleting a system pool removes the operating system. You need to reinstall NetWare to delete a system pool. However, if the system pool you want to delete does not contain the active operating system (for example, a remnant on a previously used disk), you can rename the pool, then delete it.

16.6.1 Prerequisites for Deleting a Pool

If the pool is shared in a Novell Cluster Services cluster, you must offline the cluster resource before you attempt to delete the clustered pool or its cluster resource.

If the pool has pool snapshots, you must delete the pool snapshots before you delete the pool. For information, see Section 18.11, Deleting a Pool Snapshot.

16.6.2 Procedure

  1. In iManager, click Storage > Pools.

    For instructions, see Section 9.1.3, Accessing Roles and Tasks in iManager.

  2. Select a server to manage.

    For instructions, see Section 9.1.4, Selecting a Server to Manage.

  3. In the Pools list, select one or more pools that you want to delete.

    Wait for the page to refresh. It displays the pools’s details and enables its management options.

  4. Click Delete.

  5. Click Yes to confirm the deletion, or click No to cancel the deletion.

    WARNING:If you click Yes, the pool and all the volumes and data on it are immediately destroyed.