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How to manage Block Storage volumes

Reviewed on 23 November 2023Published on 23 November 2023
Security & Identity (IAM)

To perform certain actions described below, you must either be the Owner of the Organization in which the actions will be performed or an IAM user with the necessary permissions.

Requirements
  • You have an account and are logged into the Scaleway console
  • You have created a Block Storage volume

How to attach a volume

  1. Click Instances from the left side menu. The Instances section displays.

  2. Click Volumes to display a list of all your current volumes.

  3. Click Attach to Instance under the Linked Instance section.

  4. Select the Instance to which you want to attach your volume from the drop-down.

  5. Click Attach volume to Instance.

    Tip

    Find out how to mount a Block Storage volume to your Instance.

How to increase the volume size

  1. Click the Volumes tab on the Instance information page of the Scaleway console. A list of your volumes displays.

  2. Click «See more Icon» next to the volume you want to increase and then click Increase Volume.

  3. Increase the size according to your preference with the «Plus Icon» button.

  4. Click Increase volume to confirm.

    Note

    Currently, only the increase of a Block Storage volume is supported. The maximum size of a Block Storage volume is 10 TB.

    Tip

    Refer to our dedicated documentation to find out how to increase the partition size of your volume.

How to detach a volume

You can detach a Block Storage volume from your Instance at any time. It is important to unmount (detach) the device from the operating system before detaching the Block Storage volume to avoid data loss.

Security & Identity (IAM)

To perform certain actions described below, you must either be the Owner of the Organization in which the actions will be performed or an IAM user with the necessary permissions.

Requirements
  • You have an account and are logged into the Scaleway console
  • You have a Block Storage volume attached to a Scaleway Instance
  1. Click Instances in the Compute section of the side menu. The Instances page displays.
  2. Click the Instance with the volume you want to detach. The Instance information page displays.
  3. Click the Attached volumes tab. A list of all volumes attached to the Instance displays.
  4. Click «See more Icon» next to the volume you want to detach, then click Detach. A pop-up displays.
  5. Click Detach volume from Instance to confirm.

How to delete a volume

Note

You must detach a Block Storage volume from an Instance to delete it. Refer to our documentation to find out how to do so.

  1. Click Instances in the Compute section of the side menu. The Instances page displays.
  2. Click the Volumes tab to view a list of your volumes.
  3. Click «See more Icon» next to the volume that you want to delete.
  4. Click Delete. A pop-up displays.
  5. Type DELETE to confirm.
  6. Click Delete volume to remove the volume from your account.
    Important

    All data on the volume will be removed when you delete it. Make sure you have a backup of your data before removing the volume.

See also
How to create a Block Storage volumeHow to connect to your Instance
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