19.18 Deleting an NSS Volume

Deleting a volume removes the data in the volume and frees the space to be used by other volumes in the same pool. When you delete a volume, it is salvageable until one of the following events occurs:

During the purge delay time, the deleted volume is salvageable, but the space belonging to the deleted volume is not available to other volumes and. When the purging process begins, the volume is no longer salvageable.

If it is necessary, you can restore a deleted volume before it is purged. See Section 26.4, Viewing, Salvaging, or Purging Deleted NSS Volumes in a Pool.

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

  1. In iManager, click Storage > Volumes.

    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 Volumes list, select one or more volumes that you want to delete.

    Wait for the page to refresh and make the Delete option available for the selected volume.

  4. Click Delete.

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