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Failure to resize new provisioned IOPS EBS volume /Work (UNCLASSIFIED)

From: Oppe, Thomas C ERDC-RDE-ITL-MS Contractor <no email>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 11:51:39 +0000

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO


Well, after a 6-hour wait, it was all for naught. It seemed to be coming up as a "standard" volume type anyway rather than as a larger provisioned IOPS volume. I just looked at the volumes console, and there is no trace of it.

So I wonder if that is a question suitable for<>, namely can the "resizevolume" command resize a provisioned IOPS EBS volume or just standard volumes? We tried to increase a provisioned IOPS volume from 200GB to 512GB using the "master"node of an existing cluster, and the command aborted.

Attached is the crash report for this incident, "crash-report-14424.txt", plus five other crash reports I found in the "~/.starcluster/logs" directory.

ec2-user_at_ip-10-114-57-148 > starcluster resizevolume -H i-9470b6ea vol-7cbb7f03 512
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>>> Using specified host instance i-9470b6ea
>>> Waiting for instance i-9470b6ea to come up...
>>> Checking for required remote commands...
>>> Creating snapshot of volume: vol-7cbb7f03
>>> Waiting for snapshot to complete: snap-a2b181e9
snap-a2b181e9: |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||100% Time: 05:16:17
>>> New snapshot id: snap-a2b181e9
>>> Creating 512GB volume in zone us-east-1a from snapshot snap-a2b181e9
>>> New volume id: vol-1e35fe61
>>> Waiting for vol-1e35fe61 to become 'available'...
>>> Attaching volume vol-1e35fe61 to instance i-9470b6ea...
>>> Waiting for vol-1e35fe61 to transition to: attached...
>>> No partitions found, resizing entire device
>>> Running e2fsck on new volume
!!! ERROR - Failed to resize volume vol-7cbb7f03
!!! ERROR - Detaching and deleting *new* volume: vol-1e35fe61
>>> Waiting for vol-1e35fe61 to become 'available'...
!!! ERROR - Unhandled exception occured
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/StarCluster-0.9999-py2.6.egg/starcluster/", line 257, in main
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/StarCluster-0.9999-py2.6.egg/starcluster/commands/", line 86, in execute
    new_volid = vc.resize(vol, size, dest_zone=self.opts.dest_zone)
  File "<string>", line 2, in resize
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/StarCluster-0.9999-py2.6.egg/starcluster/", line 91, in wrap_f
    res = func(*arg, **kargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/StarCluster-0.9999-py2.6.egg/starcluster/", line 355, in resize
    log_func = if self._volume else log.error
AttributeError: 'VolumeCreator' object has no attribute '_volume'

!!! ERROR - Oops! Looks like you've found a bug in StarCluster
!!! ERROR - Crash report written to: /home/ec2-user/.starcluster/logs/crash-report-14424.txt
!!! ERROR - Please remove any sensitive data from the crash report
!!! ERROR - and submit it to<>

Tom Oppe

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

Received on Fri Dec 07 2012 - 06:52:06 EST
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