A PersistentVolumeClaim (PVC) is a request for storage by a user. A PVC will be automatically bound to a PV on creation when a PV is available. Claims can request specific size and access modes.
By default the Persistent Volume (PV) is left as is until it manually deleted by a administrator when the associated PVC is deleted.
# list the PVC > kubectl get pvc > kubectl get persistentvolumeclaim # delete the PVC > kubectl delete pvc PVC-NAME