Unable to delete volumes

asked 2013-12-09 11:59:06 -0600

danidan gravatar image

I'm working on a small openstack enviroment in Virtual Box, just one controller node and a compute node. I tried to create an instance in Horizon but when I try to delete the instance I'm unable to remove the volume previously created. Horizon pops up a red ballon saying "Error: Unable to retrieve attachment information." and also "Error: You do not have permission to delete volume: ... " In fact there are 2 volumes, one with In-Use status (but no instance is using it) and the other stucked in Deleting status.

When I run cinder list I get:

|                  ID   |  Status  | Display Name | Size | Volume Type | Bootable | Attached to |
| 96c16921-ddcf-426c ...| deleting |    Temp1     |  5   |     None    |   true   |             |   

(just one entry: no sign of the volume in In-Use status...)

and when I run

cinder force-delete 96c16921-ddcf-426c...

no errors appear, while cinder list returns the same output as above.

Where might the problem be?

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You need to check the cinder volume service logs (default /var/log/cinder/volume.log) for tracking down the cause.

unmesh-gurjar gravatar imageunmesh-gurjar ( 2013-12-10 00:52:55 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-10-26 23:33:05 -0600

manoatcloud gravatar image

when i run cinder list i don't see any information but however when i login as a tenant on GUI i still see a volume which i am not able to delete for last few days.

root@kvmhost01:~# lvs LV VG Attr LSize Pool Origin Data% Move Log Copy% Convert volume-14b20f6c-4ab5-4831-888f-19825b3ed643 cinder-volumes -wi-ao--- 20.00g

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answered 2013-12-11 22:34:07 -0600

ikhan gravatar image

updated 2013-12-11 22:34:24 -0600

1. Check the logs.
2. Make sure cinder-volume is available with the help of pvscan.
3. Make sure cinder volume service is up and running with driver you are working.

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