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Delete a Google Volume


To delete a detached volume.

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  • By default, you cannot delete a volume that is currently attached to a running instance. Be sure to detach a volume from the running instance before trying to delete a volume. 
  • Although not technically a prerequisite, before deleting a volume we strongly recommend you create a snapshot as a final backup.


Although deleting a volume and all its associated data may seem a bit ominous, it isn't if you've been diligent about creating snapshots. The data is what's important, so keeping reliable snapshots in Remote Object Store is the key.

When a volume is deleted, any references to that volume will also be deleted, including any servers that have been configured to attach that particular volume at launch time. As a precautionary step you should also check to see which servers are referencing the volume. 


  • Go to Clouds > Google > Volumes and select the volume that you want to delete. Under the Servers tab you'll see if the volume is currently attached to a running server or if any other servers are configured to attach the volume at boot time.
  • To delete a volume, go to Clouds > Google >  Volumes and click on a volume's delete action icon.
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