[PVE-User] Unused Disk Remove vs Detach SOLVED
jmr.richardson at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 17:07:26 CET 2021
* JR Richardson <jmr.richardson at gmail.com> [210115 17:57]:
> I'm running PVE 6.2.11, I have VMs with Disks on NFS shared storage. I
> moved disks to other storage nodes but did not choose to delete the
> old disk, so the old disk is still assigned to the VM in hardware as
> 'Unused Disk 0'. When I select the disk, the 'Detach' button changes
> to 'Remove'. I remember in older versions of PVE, you could just
> 'Detach' disks instead of removing them. Is this due to the old
> storage node is still on-line? If I shutdown the old storage node,
> would I get the option to Detach Unused Disks?
I can only speculate, but essentially, completely detached disks are
invisible to PVE. I believe, on subsequent actions - like disk
moves, VM migrations, ... - the disk "numbers" can be reused. If
there's such an old disk around, the operation might either fail or
the disk might be silently overwritten.
>From this PoV, I would strongly recommend against fully detaching
disks from VMs.
> Can I get around this via command line utility to detach the old disk?
You can edit the VM definition file and remove the unusedN: line.
Hi Chris, I removed the unused disk from the VM.conf file and that
immediately removed it from the GUI. I shut down the storage node and kept
all my disks intact without errors.
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