My Amazon EBS volume has a status of error. Why is this, and what can I do to fix it?

The error status indicates that the underlying hardware related to your EBS volume has failed, and the data associated with the volume is unrecoverable.

If you have an EBS snapshot of the volume, you can restore that volume from your snapshot.

If you don't have an EBS snapshot of the volume, create a new EBS volume, and then restore the data to it using the manual backup solution you prefer.

It’s a best practice to keep backups of your EC2 resources, including EBS volumes. For more information, see Best Practices for Amazon EC2.

Note: You are not billed for volumes with a status of error.


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Published: 2016-08-31

Updated: 2018-05-11