EC2 Instance showing a ghost volume


I have an EC2 instance with 3 volumes, but when I'm on the instance I can see 4 volumes. I've verified that there is only 3 volumes attached. I'm not sure if we are getting charged for this volume but I would love to remove it;Photo of ghost volume :)

asked 7 months ago163 views
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Hi, before doing anything else, I would try to understand where your "Unallocated Disk" comes from from WIndows stanpoint.

Have a look, for example, at to better understand what it can be and where it comes from. (it may just be unallocated space on 1 of your 3 disks)

When you know that , then use 'aws describe-instances --instances-id <your-instance-id>' (See to obtain the list of EBS volumes attached to your instance.

With this pair of informations, you will be able to decide what to do with this unallocated space.

Hope it helps!


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answered 7 months ago
  • Its defo a 4th Volume and not unallocated space as if it was unallocated space it would appear as a 2nd partition on a volume

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