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Dell EMC PowerEdge RAID Controller CLI Reference Guide

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Delete virtual drives commands

The PERC Command Line Tool supports the following virtual drive delete commands:

perccli /cx/vx|vall del
perccli /cx/vx|vall del force

NOTE: If the virtual drive has user data, you must use the force option to delete the virtual drive.

A virtual drive with a valid master boot record (MBR) and a partition table is considered to contain user data.

If you delete a virtual drive with a valid MBR without erasing the data and then create a new virtual drive using the same set of physical drives and the same RAID level as the deleted virtual drive, the old unerased MBR still exists at block0 of the new virtual drive, which makes it a virtual drive with valid user data. Therefore, you must provide the force option to delete this newly created virtual drive.

The detailed description for each command follows.

perccli /cx/vx|vall del

This command deletes a particular virtual drive or, when the vall option is used, all the virtual drives on the controller are deleted.

Input example:

perccli /c0/v2 del

NOTE: This command deletes virtual drives. Data located on these drives will no longer be accessible.

NOTE: This command deletes virtual drives. Data located on these drives will no longer be accessible.

perccli /cx/vx|vall del force

This command deletes a virtual drive only after the cache flush is completed. With the force option, the command deletes a virtual drive without waiting for the cache flush to complete.

Input example:

perccli /c0/v2 del force

NOTE: This command deletes the virtual drive where the operating system is present. Data located on these drives and the operating system of the drive will no longer be accessible


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