You can block a storage volume to prevent it from being used when new CVDs or base layers are being created.

About this task

Blocking a storage volume is useful when the volume reaches a volume capacity threshold or to stop populating it with new CVDs or base layers. Blocking a volume does not affect access or updates to existing CVDs and base layers on the volume.


You cannot move a CVD or a base layer to a blocked volume. You can move a CVD or a base layer from a blocked volume.


  1. In the Mirage Management console tree, expand the System Configuration node and select Volumes.
  2. Right-click the required volume and select Block.
  3. Click Yes to confirm.

    The Volume Status column in the Volumes window shows Blocked.