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Dell PowerStore Configuring Volumes

Setting the Recycle Bin retention time for deleted objects

You can customize the number of days that volumes and volume groups are kept in the Recycle Bin. You change this setting at the cluster level.

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When the chosen retention time expires, volumes and volume groups in the Recycle Bin are permanently deleted and cannot be recovered.


  1. In the PowerStore Manager Dashboard, click Settings.
  2. Select Recycle Bin in the Cluster section.
  3. Enter the number of days in the Expiration Duration field.
    NOTE:Deleted objects retain their original expiration time even if you change the global retention time. For example, you delete a volume and allow it to be placed in the Recycle Bin with an Expiration Duration of 7 days. That volume is deleted after 7 days, even if you change the global Expiration Duration policy to 30 days.

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