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How to detach a Block Storage volume

Reviewed on 21 February 2024Published on 10 January 2020

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 created a Block Storage volume
  • You have a Block Storage volume attached to an Instance
  1. Click Block Storage in the Storage section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The Block Storage page displays.
  2. Click «See more Icon» > Detach from Instance next to the volume of your choice. A pop-up displays.
  3. Click Detach volume from Instance to confirm.
See also
How to create a Block Storage volume from a snapshotHow to delete a snapshot
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