I'm trying to expand the storage on an AWS EBS volume for which I'm following this "Expanding the Storage Space of an EBS Volume on Linux" guide.

I created a snapshot of my volume and created a new volume out of that. And I'm now trying to attach my newly created volume to my existing instance.

The instance I want to attach it to looks like this:

volume list

but when I type Mongo or i-b8ed in the instance field of the attach volume wizard I get no results:

attaching volume

attaching volume 2

I'm sure I'm in the same Availability Zone (Frankfurt) so I really don't know why it can't find the Instance.

Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong here?


1 Answer 1


According to your screenshot your instance belongs to


and your volume is in different zone


that's why it's not able to attach the volume to the instance.

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