How to Remove PlateSpin LVM Snapshots

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  • 22-Oct-2018
  • 25-Oct-2018

Environment

PlateSpin Forge 11.x and up
PlateSpin Migrate 12.x and up
PlateSpin Protect 11.x and up

Situation

After a replication completes successfully or fails, it may be necessary to remove the LVM snapshot or snapshots that PlateSpin created. 

Resolution

On the Linux workload in question, run the following command to display a list of all volumes and snapshots.
lvdisplay -a;

Note the names and locations of the snapshots that should be removed and remove them with a command like this. Provide the full path along with the name.
lvremove snapshot_name_with_path;

Additional Information

PlateSpin names the snapshot in this manner: volume_name-PS-snapshot. 
For example, a snapshot of a LogVol01 volume will be named LogVol01-PS-snapshot. 

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