If you delete a storage volume, the volume goes into the delete pending state. In this state, the volume cannot be used, and it will be deleted automatically after a period of time (approximately one month). But if you prefer, you can use the Purge feature to delete the volume immediately. 

Once you purge a volume, it is permanently deleted and cannot be recovered.

To purge a storage volume:

  1. Log in to SimpleCloud as a studio owner or studio manager. Only these types of users have access to all of the studio management settings.
  2. On the Dashboard, select Studio to display the studios list.

    Simple Cloud dashboard. There is a callout arrow pointing to the Studio icon.
    Studios list. It shows a list of the studios that have already been created. At the top, there is a create a new studio button.

  3. Select the name of the studio that you want to manage. Alternatively, you can select the down arrow icon at the far-right of the studio row.
  4. Select Manage studio.

    Studios list showing a studio has been selected. An extra section appears containing a Manage Studio button.

  5. Select Storage.

    Storage settings. There is a list of the existing network storage volumes. At the top of the list is a button for creating new network storage.

  6. Select the volume that you want to purge. SimpleCloud displays the volume's settings.
  7. Select the arrow button next to the Recover option and then select Purge from the menu.

    Storage volume settings. The purge option is being selected.
  8. At the prompt, enter YES if you are certain you want to delete the storage volume immediately. Once deleted, the storage volume cannot be recovered. Select Accept to delete or cancel to abort.