Delete volume replications or volumes

This article describes how to delete volume replications. It also describes how to delete the source or destination volume.

Delete volume replications

You can terminate the replication connection between the source and the destination volumes by deleting volume replication. You must delete the replication from the destination volume. The delete operation removes only authorization for replication; it does not remove the source or the destination volume.

  1. Ensure that the replication peering has been broken before you delete volume replication. To break the replication peering:

    1. Select the destination volume. Click Replication under Storage Service.

    2. Check the following fields before continuing:

      • Ensure that Mirror State shows Mirrored.
        Do not attempt to break replication peering if Mirror State shows Uninitialized.
      • Ensure that Relationship Status shows Idle.
        Do not attempt to break replication peering if Relationship Status shows Transferring.

      See Display health status of replication relationship.

    3. Click Break Peering.

    4. Type Yes when prompted and click Break.

      Break replication peering

  2. To delete volume replication, select Replication from the source or the destination volume.

  3. Click Delete.

  4. Confirm deletion by typing Yes and clicking Delete.

    Delete replication

Delete source or destination volumes

If you want to delete the source or destination volume, you must perform the following steps in the described order. Otherwise, the Volume with replication cannot be deleted error occurs.

  1. From the destination volume, delete the volume replication.

  2. Delete the destination or source volume as needed by right-clicking the volume name and select Delete.

    Screenshot that shows right-click menu of a volume.

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