Create a Volume

Eucalyptus offers persistent storage that you can attach to a running instance. These Eucalyptus block storage (EBS) volumes persist autonomously from the running life of an instance. After you attach a block volume to an instance, you can use it like any other physical hard drive.

Enter volume information

Add the details of your new volume:

  1. Type the name of your volume in the Name text box.
  2. If you would like to create a volume from an existing snapshot, select the snapshot from the Create from snapshot? drop-down listbox.
  3. Enter the size of the volume in gigabytes in the Volume size (GB) text box.
    Note: If you're creating a volume from a snapshot, you can't enter a volume size that's smaller than the original snapshot you've selected.
  4. Select an availability zone from the Availability zone drop-down list box.
    Note: You can only attach a volume to an instance in the same availability zone.


To help you manage your cloud's instances, images, and other Eucalyptus resources, you can optionally assign your own metadata to resources in the form of tags. You can use tags to create user-friendly names, make resource searching easier, and improve coordination between multiple users. You can optionally add tags by performing the following steps:

Add tags

To add new tags:
  1. Type the key name for your tag into the name... text box.
    Note: Tags cannot start with "euca:" or "aws:".
  2. Type the value for your tag into the value... text box.
  3. Click the Add Tag button.
  4. If you wish to add additional tags, repeat the preceding steps.
  5. To delete one or more tags, move your mouse over the tag you wish to delete, and click the X button.

Save Your Work

Click the Create volume button to save your work, or click the Cancel button to cancel the operation.