Cannot Delete a File System
Troubleshoot issues deleting a file system.
Symptom: Deleting a file system fails.
Cause 1: The file system has exports in one or more mount targets. Before you can delete a file system, all of its exports must first be deleted.
Solution 1: Delete all of the file system's exports, then delete the file system. See To delete a file system for instructions.
Cause 2: The file system is the root of a clone tree. Before you can delete the root of a clone tree, all of its descendant clones must first be deleted.
- Visit the file system Details page and note down the file system OCID. See To view file system details.
- Use the Command Line Interface (CLI) to list all of the file system's clones.
Use the following command, and replace <parent_filesystem_id>
with the file system OCID you obtained in step 1. For more information
about using the CLI, see Command Line Interface (CLI).
oci fs file-system list --availability-domain <target_availability_domain> --compartment-id <target_compartment_id> --parent-filesystem-id <parent_filesystem_id>
- Delete all of the file systems in the resulting output list.
- Delete the parent file system.
You can also use the API to locate all of the file systems with a specified parent. For more information, see ListFileSystems .
Cause 3: Clones or siblings of the file system are currently being deleted.
Solution 3: Wait until the clones or siblings have all finished deleting, and then try again.
Cause 4: The file system is currently being cloned.
Solution 4: Wait until the clone operation succeeds, and then try again.