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.
- Log in to SimpleCloud as a studio owner or studio manager. Only these users have the permissions to delete a volume.
- Select Studio.
- Select the studio you want to change, and then select Manage Studio.
- Select Storage to display the storage volumes list. It contains a list of the volumes that have been allocated to the studio you selected.
- Select the volume you want to delete. SimpleCloud displays information about that particular volume.
- Select the arrow icon next to the Update button, and then select Delete.
- 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.