Deleting a Volume
You can delete a volume that is no longer needed.
- You cannot undo this operation. Any data on a volume will be permanently deleted once the volume is deleted.
- All policy-based backups will eventually expire, so if you want to keep a volume backup indefinitely, you need to create a manual backup. See Overview of Block Volume Backups for information about policy-based and manual backups.
Required IAM Policy
To use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you must be given the required type of access in a policy written by an administrator, whether you're using the Console or the REST API with an SDK, CLI, or other tool. If you try to perform an action and get a message that you don’t have permission or are unauthorized, confirm with your administrator the type of access you've been granted and which compartment you should work in.
For administrators: The policy in Let volume admins manage block volumes, backups, and volume groups lets the specified group do everything with block volumes and backups.
Using the Console
- Open the navigation menu. Under Core Infrastructure, go to Block Storage and click Block Volumes.
- In the Block Volumes list, find the volume you want to delete.
- Click Terminate next to the volume you want to delete and confirm the selection when prompted.
Using the API
To delete a volume, use the following operation:
For information about using the API and signing requests, see REST APIs and Security Credentials. For information about SDKs, see Software Development Kits and Command Line Interface.