If you do not need a storage volume anymore, you can delete it. To prevent accidental deletions, SimpleCloud has a three-step deletion process. First you have to choose to delete a volume and then confirm the deletion. The volume then enters a deletion pending state. This is so that the volume can be recovered if you later find out that you needed the volume after all. 

To completely delete the volume, delete it and then purge it.

  1. Log in to SimpleCloud as a studio owner or studio manager. Only these users have the permissions to delete a volume.
  2. Select Studio.
  3. Select the studio you want to change, and then select Manage Studio.

    The Studio list shows a list of the studios in SimpleCloud. A studio has been selected, revealing its Manage Studio option. A callout arrow is pointing to the Manage Studio option.
  4. Select Storage to display the storage volumes list. It contains a list of the volumes that have been allocated to the studio you selected.

    Network storage overview list shows the volumes that are available to the studio. There is an option to create new network storage.
  5. Select the volume you want to delete. SimpleCloud displays information about that particular volume.

    Information panel for a storage volume. It shows the name and codename of the volume, how much space is used, and what projects are linked to the storage. There is also a slider for increasing the storage capacity.
  6. Select the arrow icon next to the Update button, and then select Delete.

    Storage volume information shows the capacity details for the volume. At the bottom an arrow icon is selected revealing a menu with two options: Disable and Delete.
  7. Select Delete to display a confirmation dialog. Enter YES to confirm that you want to delete the volume.

    The volume then enters the pending deletion state. While it is in this state, the volume is unavailable and cannot be used. It will be deleted automatically after a certain amount of time. But before that time limit is reached, you can recover the volume so that it is available again. This is useful if you delete a volume but later realize that you still need it.

    If you are certain you do not want to keep the volume and do not want to have it available for recovery, you can purge it. This will delete the volume immediately.