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I have verified my configuration as well as tested changing my default backend to a different type of volume backend. This all works perfectly well.

You should be able to add the default_volume_type and specify the type you wish

rpc_backend=cinder.openstack.common.rpc.impl_kombu

default_volume_type=volumes-hdd

[volumes-hdd]
rbd_pool=volumes-regular

The above change (and restarting of the correct services) should be all you need. Please also check the cinder logs for anything out of the ordinary.

I have verified my configuration as well as tested changing my default backend to a different type of volume backend. This all works perfectly well.

You should be able to add the default_volume_type and specify the type you wish

rpc_backend=cinder.openstack.common.rpc.impl_kombu

default_volume_type=volumes-hdd
default_volume_type={Name you gave to backup type}

[volumes-hdd]
rbd_pool=volumes-regular

The above change (and restarting of the correct services) should be all you need. Please also check the cinder logs for anything out of the ordinary. For the volume type name, you can run cinder extra-specs-list. Also see toMeloos answer here