2014-03-13 06:45 AM
We would like the user to confirm the correct volume before we actually delete the volume.
Now the volume is just deleted without a notice like are you sure you want to delete this volume.
Does anyone know if this is possible and how.
2014-03-13 07:25 AM
You can make an input field where a user must type YES or type the name of the volume (perhaps after they selected the same from a drop down for example) as confirmation. You could also have the delete not actually delete but remove shares and then rename the volume to something like "deleted_20140313_volname". Then have another workflow that is run periodically that finds these "to-be" deleted volumes and actually deletes all volumes that are older than X days. A colleague of mine did this 2nd technique recently for a customer.
Storage Architect, NetApp EMEA
2014-03-13 09:16 AM
If confirmation before command execution is what you are looking for, why don't you use the WFA's Approval point feature. It will do exactly what to you require.
Example: You can add an Approval Point before this "Delete Volume" command
Provide a Approval Comment like "The volume being deleted is: "+ $VolumeName
Upon Execution, this Approval point comment will be available to the user at Execution Status . Now he/she will have choice to Approve and Proceed with execution or Reject and Abort.
I think WFA developer's Guide will have details about using Approval Points in workflows.
If not, send me a mail at sinhaa at netapp dot com and I'll guide you how to use it. Its easy.