Deleting a dSource will delete the dSource metadata for a particular source database, along with all snapshots, logs, and policies stored in Delphix. This is a permanent operation, and re-attaching the dSource will require a new linking operation. If a dSource is deleted, it does not affect your source database.

To temporarily disable your dSource without deleting it, follow the steps to Enabling and Disabling dSources.


A dSource that has dependent virtual databases (VDBs) cannot be deleted. Before deleting a dSource, make sure that all dependent VDBs are deleted as described in Deleting a VDB.


  1. Login to the Delphix Management application.

  2. Click Manage.

  3. Click Datasets.

  4. In the Datasets list, select the dSource you want to delete.

  5. From the Actions menu (...) select  Delete.

  6. Click Delete to confirm.

Deleting a dSource will also delete all snapshots, logs, and descendant VDB refresh policies for that dSource. You cannot undo the deletion.