This topic describes the status and information of disks supported by ECS.

State Description
Creating Creating.

After a disk is created by calling the RunInstances, CreateInstance, or CreateDisk operation, the disk enters the Creating state.

Available Unattached.

After a pay-as-you-go disk is created by calling the CreateDisk operation or a pay-as-you-go data disk is detached by calling the DetachDisk operation, the disk enters the Unattached state.

In_Use In use.

The stable status of a disk is changed in the following ways:

ReIniting Initializing.

After you reinitialize a system or data disk by calling the ReInitDisk operation, the disk enters the Initializing state.

Detaching Detaching.

After a pay-as-you-go data disk is detached by calling the DetachDisk operation, the disk enters the Detaching state.

Deleting* Deleting.

After a pay-as-you-go data disk is released by calling the DeleteDisk operation, the disk enters the Deleting state.

Deleted* Deleted.

When a pay-as-you-go data disk is released by calling the DeleteDisk operation, the disk enters the Deleted state.

* The error message returned because Deleting and Deleted are unavailable states. You cannot query the list of disks in these states by calling the DescribeDisks operation.