How to refresh `Storage is not online`


Apr 21, 2023
1. I have a storage attached in Proxmox over SMB
2. I forcefully terminated all SMB connections to rotate the storage
3. After restarting the storage's SMB, Proxmox reported `Storage is not online`
4. My backup job which requires this attached storage is unable to start because it is not online
5. Apart from rebooting Proxmox, how do I get Proxmox to refresh it?
if it's a hanging mount, you can try umount -f -l /path/to/your/mount/point and then the next try to activate the storage should succeed.


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