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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:

Please do not use any character rather than standard alphanumeric!

  • 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”.

Manage an existing volume

There are several actions which can be applied on a volume. You can see the list of them by clicking the small arrow on the very right of each volume row. The most useful ones are described as follow.

The volume which is not attached and has no related snapshot can be deleted by Delete Volume .

The size of the volume which is not attached can be increased by Extend Volume .

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