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 the volumes and data in it. These volumes cannot be restored.

If the pool is created on RAID1 device, deleting the pool will also delete the RAID1 device.

16.6.1 Prerequisites for Deleting a Pool

If the pool is shared in a OES 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 18.10, Deleting a Pool Snapshot.

16.6.2 Procedure

  1. In iManager, click Storage > Pools.

    For instructions, see Section 10.1.5, Accessing Roles and Tasks in iManager.

  2. Select a server to manage.

    For instructions, see Section 10.1.6, 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.