Force Deleting Snapshots
The force delete operation is useful when a client, subclient, or a storage policy copy has been deleted or when a source MediaAgent computer is unavailable and you want to delete snapshots from the CommCell database. The force-deleted snapshots are not moved to tape and are not deleted on the array.
Note: Since the Force Delete operation does not delete snapshots on the array, you need to delete the snapshot manually on the array.
- From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > agent.
- Right-click the backupset, subclient, or instance, point to All Tasks, and then click List Snaps.
- On the Snaps created during SnapProtect operation dialog box, right-click the snapshot to select it to force delete.
- Click Force Delete.
The Enter Confirmation dialog box appears
- Enter the confirmation text string, force erase snapshots, and then click OK to force delete the snapshot.