This topic describes how to delete a VDB.


  1. Login to the Delphix Management application.
  2. Click Manage.
  3. Click Datasets.
  4. Select the VDB you want to delete.
  5. From the Actions menu (...) select Delete.
  6. Click Delete to confirm.

Using Force Delete

Deleting unused or outdated objects should be a regular part of Delphix Engine administration. This is especially important to prevent low space errors, which can cause the Delphix Engine to stop. The Delphix Engine holds a maximum of 400 objects.

  1. Log into the Delphix Management application.
  2. Select Resources > Storage Capacity.
  3. Next to the object you want to delete select the Trashcan.
  4. In the Delete dialog select Force Delete. Oracle users will have the option to provide additional credentials.
  5. Click Delete.


If there are dependencies on the snapshot, you will not be able to delete the snapshot free space; the dependencies rely on the data associated with the snapshot. These items are displayed with a lock icon next to the name.