I have an EBS volume that is showing as "In Use" in the console, but the attachment field is blank.

ec2-describe-volumes shows the same information, while ec2-describe-volume-status throws an exception.

How can I find out what, if anything, is using this volume?


I've seen both EC2 instances and EBS volumes get wedged like this from time to time. Typically the only resolution path is to contact AWS support.

If you have a support plan (you should), it's very easy and fast to submit a ticket. If not, you just post in the support forums and pray that one of their engineers sees your post and takes pity on you.

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