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Create and Manage Volumes

This manual provide a quick help on how to create, delete, attach and detach your volume using Volumes Dashboard.

Create a new volume

In GWDG horizon dashboard, you can create a volume (block storage) by following these steps:

1- From the left menu bar, select project→Volumes→Volumes and then click “Create Volume”.

2- Fill the displayed form with the following information:

  • Volume Name: Specify a name for the volume.
  • Description: Optionally, provide a brief description for the volume.
  • Volume Source: Select “No source, empty volume” unless you want to create the volume as a copy of an existing volume or image.
  • Type: Select “ssd” for a faster SSD-based storage or “standard” for a normal HDD-based storage.
  • Size (GiB): The size of the volume in gibibytes.
  • Availability Zone: Leave it with default value “nova”.

3- Click “Create Volume” and wait until the status of the volume is “Available”.

Attach/Detach a volume to/from an instance


Delete a volume

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