With the Disable feature, you can make a storage volume unavailable for use without deleting it from SimpleCloud. This can be useful when you are setting up your studio and you want to keep the volume and its configuration, but do not want it to be used at the moment. You can then enable the volume at a later time so that it becomes available again.

To disable a storage volume:

  1. Log in to SimpleCloud as a studio owner or studio manager. Only these users have the permissions to disable a volume.
  2. Select Studio.
  3. Select the studio you want to change, and then select Manage Studio.

    The Studio list shows a list of the studios in SimpleCloud. A studio has been selected, revealing its Manage Studio option. A callout arrow is pointing to the Manage Studio option.
  4. Select Storage to display the storage volumes list. It contains a list of the volumes that have been allocated to the studio you selected.

    Network storage overview list shows the volumes that are available to the studio. There is an option to create new network storage.

  5. Select the volume you want to disable. (This has to be a volume that is currently enabled, which is indicated by a green status icon).

    Storage volumes list showing several volumes. One of the volumes is in the enabled status, which is shown by a green status icon.
    Storage volume list. An enabled volume is selected, revealing its details in a dropdown section.

  6. Select the arrow icon button next to Update, and then select Disable.
  7. At the prompt, enter YES to confirm you want to disable the volume.

    SimpleCloud will change the status of the volume so that it is disabled and cannot be used. In the storage volumes list, the volume details are semi-transparent and the status icon changes to gray to show it is disabled.

    Storage volume list shows a disabled volume. The status icon is gray to indicate that the volume is disabled.
    You will need to enable the volume if you want to use it again.