Veritas NetBackup™ Commands Reference Guide
- Appendix A. NetBackup Commands
vmdelete — delete volumes from EMM database
[-h EMM_server | volume_database_host] [-m media_id | -v volume_group]
On UNIX systems, the directory path to this command is /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/
On Windows systems, the directory path to this command is <install_path>\Volmgr\bin\
Delete volumes from the Enterprise Media Manager database.
Any authorized user can run this command.
For more information about NetBackup authorization, refer to the NetBackup Security and Encryption Guide.
- -h EMM_server | volume_database_host
This option is only applicable for NetBackup Enterprise Server.
The name of the Enterprise Media Manager database host that contains information about volumes. If no host is specified, the configured EMM server is used by default.
- -m media_id
Specifies the media ID of the volume to delete from the volume database.
- -v volume_group
Specifies the volume group to delete. All volumes in this group are deleted from the volume database.
Only limited validation of the option parameters is done.
Example 1 - Delete a single volume:
# vmdelete -m AJS144
Example 2 - Delete all volumes with the volume group name of DELETE_ME:
# vmdelete -v DELETE_ME