Releasing nodes from object storage


  • When the last node in the S3 cluster is removed, the cluster is destroyed and all of the data is deleted.


  • The S3 cluster is created, as described in Creating the S3 cluster.
  • The cluster has enough nodes running name and object servers, as well as gateways left.

To release a node from the S3 cluster

Admin panel

  1. Go to the Storage services > S3 > Nodes screen.
  2. Click a node to release, and then on the node right pane, click Release.
  3. Click Release in the confirmation window.

Command-line interface

  • To release not the last node from the S3 cluster, run:

    # vinfra service s3 node release --nodes <nodes>
  • To release the last node and destroy the S3 cluster, run:

    # vinfra service s3 cluster delete [--force]