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Retiring or Deleting vDisks

Jan 31, 2012
When a vDisk is no longer needed, it can be retired. Retire a vDisk by deleting it. When a vDisk is deleted, all VHD differencing disk files, properties files, lock files, and difference cache are also deleted.
Note: You cannot delete a vDisk if one or more target devices are currently assigned to it. Unassign all target devices from the vDisk, before attempting to delete it. If deleting a personal vDisk, a confirmation dialog appears to warn you that you will be deleting the vDisk reference files as well as the the device it is assigned to.
To delete a vDisk:
  1. In the Console, expand vDisk Pool in the tree, then highlight the vDisk that you want to delete in the details pane.
  2. Right-click on the vDisk, then select Delete. The Delete vDisks dialog appears.
  3. To permanently delete the vDisk from the hard drive, select the checkbox for deleting the vDisk from the hard drive option. Or, do not select the checkbox to delete the vDisk from the store and database. Unless a backup copy is made before deleting a vDisk image file from the store, the vDisk image file is permanently deleted.
  4. Click Yes. The vDisk is deleted.