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Dell PowerStore Configuring Volumes

Recycle Bin for volume groups

PowerStore Manager includes a Recycle Bin allows you to recover intentionally or accidentally deleted volume groups. No storage is reclaimed until the object is deleted permanently from the system.

You can set a system-wide retention period for deleted objects. After that period, the objects are permanently deleted. When deleting an object, you can either delete that object and have it placed in the Recycle Bin, or delete it permanently.

NOTE:The Recycle Bin works only for block storage. It does not support file-based volumes and vVols.

If you put a volume group in the Recycle Bin as opposed to permanently deleting the object, those objects must meet the following conditions:

  • The volume group has no protection policies that are associated with it.
  • The volume group members do not have secure snapshots.
  • The volume group has no mappings.
  • The members of the volume group must be in a healthy state.

Retention period

The default retention period for deleted items is 7 days. You can adjust the retention period manually.

Snapshots and clones

When you delete a volume group, all associated snapshots and clones are also deleted.

NOTE:If the volume group has remote snapshots, deleting that volume group does not affect those remote snapshots.

When you recover a volume group, all associated snapshots and clones are also recovered.

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