To detach a volume from an instance
- Right-click a volume and clickÂ Detach Volume.
A confirmation dialog box appears.
- ClickÂ Yes, Detach.
Amazon EC2 detaches the volume from the instance. While the volume is being detached, its status isÂ detaching.
Caution: If your volume stays in theÂ detachingstate, you can force the detachment using theForce Detach button. Forcing the detachment can lead to data loss or a corrupted file system. Use this option only as a last resort to detach a volume from a failed instance. The instance will not have an opportunity to flush file system caches or file system metadata. If you use this option, you must perform file system check and repair procedures.