how to terminate EBS on AWS?


I recently participated in the workshop "," and as part of the learning process, I created instances on EC2 and VPC in S3. Subsequently, I promptly terminated those instances to avoid incurring additional charges. However, despite terminating the instances, I noticed that there is still a charge associated with the Elastic Block Store (EBS). I would like to understand how I can properly terminate the EBS volumes to prevent any further charges.Enter image description here

  • Have You found the solution and how to terminate this?

    I am having the same problem. No active instance is shown in the instances or volumes. but it is shown in the billing.

asked a year ago265 views
2 Answers

Hi, have a look at the documentation:

Hope it helps!


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answered a year ago
  • Thank you for your response. I followed the documentation carefully, but despite not having any active EBS volumes, I am still being charged.

  1. Go to Cost Explorer -> Choose Date Range in right pane
  2. Granularity -> Daily
  3. Dimension -> Usage Type
  4. Service -> EC2-Other

Note: Repeat same by changing option in Dimensions field as Region, Cost Category and Availability zone, Cost Category one by one.

This would show you when and what are the resources/which region/AZ that's happening.

Can you check if there are any snapshots. Look at AWS EBS Pricing to verify what could be in your case, which is incurring charges to your account.

If you want to setup alert, you can consider setting up AWS budgets and configure alarm on those, which would notify you, if you cross the defined usage threshold.

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profile pictureAWS
answered a year ago

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