Fix PVC binding to wrong PV
How to fix a Persistent Volume binding to the wrong Persistent Volume
When for some reason an application runs with a mounted PVC that is pointing to the wrong PV follow these steps:
$ kubectl get pvc | grep shared jira-shared Bound pvc-98bd91e6-948d-4518-88d1-b9fed2779cc4 290Gi RWX nfs 23m
$ kubectl get pv | grep shared pvc-09636c84-ad97-4921-9af5-8997bc96323b 290Gi RWX Retain Released jira/jira-shared nfs 154d pvc-98bd91e6-948d-4518-88d1-b9fed2779cc4 290Gi RWX Retain Bound jira/jira-shared nfs 10h
The PVC is bound to PV
pvc-98bd91e6-948d-4518-88d1-b9fed2779cc4 but needs to be bound to
Create new PVC yaml file
Create a new yaml file with the new PVC (with reference to the correct PV in the last line).
You can take the existing PVC output as a reference with (in this case): kubectl get pvc jira-shared -o yaml
apiVersion: v1 kind: PersistentVolumeClaim metadata: annotations: meta.helm.sh/release-name: jira meta.helm.sh/release-namespace: jira labels: app.kubernetes.io/managed-by: Helm name: jira-shared namespace: jira spec: accessModes: - ReadWriteMany resources: requests: storage: 290Gi storageClassName: nfs volumeMode: Filesystem volumeName: pvc-09636c84-ad97-4921-9af5-8997bc96323b
Remove claim reference block from the correct PV
$ kubectl edit pv pvc-09636c84-ad97-4921-9af5-8997bc96323b
This looks something like below.
Remove this whole claimRef block and save file.
claimRef: apiVersion: v1 kind: PersistentVolumeClaim name: jira-shared namespace: jira resourceVersion: "93464003" uid: 3a172e36-8652-43da-9244-eb8c2ee5aaa5
The new STATUS of the PV should now be “Available” instead of “Released”.
$ kubectl get pv | grep shared pvc-09636c84-ad97-4921-9af5-8997bc96323b 290Gi RWX Retain Available jira/jira-shared nfs 154d pvc-98bd91e6-948d-4518-88d1-b9fed2779cc4 290Gi RWX Retain Bound jira/jira-shared nfs 10h
Remove the PVC The PVC that is pointing to the wrong PV needs to be removed. If this PVC is mounted into a pod this pod first need to be stopped to free the PVC.
$ kubectl delete pvc jira-shared
If the PVC stays in ‘Deleting’ status it is probably still mounted. Stop the pod where it is mounted.
If the PVC is deleted move on to the next step:
Create new PVC
Deploy the correct PVC you created in the first step. Make sure you are in the right namespace when deploying.
$ kubectl apply -f <create_new_pvc.yaml>
$ kubectl get pvc | grep shared jira-shared Bound pvc-09636c84-ad97-4921-9af5-8997bc96323b 290Gi RWX nfs 42m $ kubectl get pv | grep shared pvc-09636c84-ad97-4921-9af5-8997bc96323b 290Gi RWX Retain Bound jira/jira-shared nfs 154d pvc-98bd91e6-948d-4518-88d1-b9fed2779cc4 290Gi RWX Retain Released jira/jira-shared nfs 10h
- The newly created PVC should be bound to the right PV ->
- The PV
- The PV
pvc-98bd91e6-948d-4518-88d1-b9fed2779cc4is Released but still exists because of the Retain policy. So data is not lost until the PV is manually removed.
Start application and check data
Test the application by starting and verify the right data exists in the right place.