When a storage volume is in the disabled state, it cannot be used. To make it available again, you need to enable it. Typically, you would enable a volume when you are happy that your projects and workstation profiles are set up and working properly, and that your storage is allocated to your studio appropriately.

To enable a storage volume:

  1. Log in to SimpleCloud as a studio owner or studio manager. Only these users have the permissions to enable 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 enable. (This has to be a volume that is currently disabled, which is indicated by a gray status icon).

    Storage volumes list showing several volumes. One of the volumes is in the disabled state, which is shown as a gray icon and the entire row is semi-transparent.
    Storage volume list with a disabled volume selected. The details of that volume are revealed in an expanded section and there is an Enable button.

  6. Select Enable.

    SimpleCloud will change the status of the volume so that it is enabled and can be used again. There may be a delay between the time you select enable and when the volume actually becomes enabled again. This is because the volume has to be prepared for storage again.

    When the volume is ready for use, it will appear with a green status icon in the storage volumes list.