Detaching a Volume
When an instance no longer needs access to a volume, you can detach the volume from the instance without affecting the volume's data.
Required IAM Policy
To use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you must be granted security access in a policy by an administrator. This access is required whether you're using the Console or the REST API with an SDK, CLI, or other tool. If you get a message that you don’t have permission or are unauthorized, verify with your administrator what type of access you have and which compartment to work in.
For administrators: The policy in Let users launch compute instances includes the ability to attach/detach existing block volumes. The policy in Let volume admins manage block volumes, backups, and volume groups lets the specified group do everything with block volumes and backups, but not launch instances.
Using the Console
For volumes attached using iSCSI, we recommend that you unmount and disconnect the volume from the instance using
iscsiadmbefore you detach the volume. Failure to do so may lead to loss of data. See Disconnecting From a Volume for more information.
- Open the navigation menu and click Compute. Under Compute, click Instances.
- In the Instance list locate the instance. Click its name to display the instance details.
- In the Resources section on the Instance Details page, click Attached Block Volumes
- Click the Actions menu next to the volume you want to detach, and then click Detach. Confirm when prompted.
Using the API
To delete an attachment, use the following operation:
For information about using the API and signing requests, see REST API documentation and Security Credentials. For information about SDKs, see SDKs and the CLI.