Unable to remove datastore in PBS


Aug 14, 2020
Hi super community,

I am unable to remove a datastore which are no longer available physically. The problem comes when executing the command:
proxmox-backup-manager datastore remove NameOfTheDatastore

and throws
TASK ERROR: datastore is currently in use

If I use the GUI button "Remove Datastore", the Tasks end throwing above message too.

Something I tried was to change the Maintenance mode of this disk to value "Offline" and I get this message (not sure if can help to troubleshoot this problem):

I am unable to find the "60" conflicting active tasks, these does not appear in the Tasks button.
What can I do to force "not in use" anymore?

Thank you,
Last edited:
Have you tried restarting the proxmox-backup and proxmox-backup-proxy services?

systemctl restart proxmox-backup.service
systemctl restart proxmox-backup-proxy.service


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