If you want to return storage resources back to the hosting storage system (and the storage administrator's domain), you should destroy the vFiler unit that owns the storage resources.
- To destroy the vFiler unit, enter the following command:
vfiler destroy [ - f ] vfiler_name
The -f (force) option in the vfiler destroy command destroys the vFiler unit immediately. Without the -f option, the command displays a confirmation prompt.
Attention: When there are multiple vFiler units in an IPspace, you must ensure that no routes used by other vFiler units are associated with the vFiler unit that you want to destroy. Otherwise, destroying this vFiler unit will render the other vFiler units in the IPspace inaccessible.
Destroying a vFiler unit has the following effects:
- Clients using LUNs experience an interruption in service.
- All resources associated with the vFiler unit are released to the hosting storage system.
- There is no loss of data as the data can be accessed from the hosting storage system.
- All the vFiler unit's IP addresses are not configured and the corresponding entries in the storage system's /etc/rc file are removed.
- If the vFiler unit that is destroyed was not in the same IPspace as the hosting storage system, the IP addresses previously owned by the vFiler unit are not available for use after you destroy the vFiler unit.
- The effects on the quotas specified in the destroyed vFiler unit are the same as the effects on the quotas when you move resources from a vFiler unit to the hosting storage system.