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cinder-manage <category> <action> [<args>]


cinder-manage provides control of cinder database migration, and provides an interface to get information about the current state of cinder. More information about OpenStack Cinder is available at OpenStack Cinder.


The standard pattern for executing a cinder-manage command is: cinder-manage <category> <command> [<args>]

For example, to obtain a list of the cinder services currently running: cinder-manage service list

Run without arguments to see a list of available command categories: cinder-manage

Categories are shell, logs, migrate, db, volume, host, service, backup, version, and config. Detailed descriptions are below.

You can also run with a category argument such as ‘db’ to see a list of all commands in that category: cinder-manage db

These sections describe the available categories and arguments for cinder-manage.

Cinder Db

cinder-manage db version

Print the current database version.

cinder-manage db sync [--bump-versions] [version]

Sync the database up to the most recent version. This is the standard way to create the db as well.

This command interprets the following options when it is invoked:

version Database version


Update RPC and Objects versions when doing offline upgrades, with this we no longer need to restart the services twice after the upgrade to prevent ServiceTooOld exceptions.

cinder-manage db purge [<number of days>]

Purge database entries that are marked as deleted, that are older than the number of days specified.

cinder-manage db online_data_migrations [--max_count <n>]

Perform online data migrations for database upgrade between releases in batches.

This command interprets the following options when it is invoked:

--max_count     Maximum number of objects to migrate. If not specified, all
                possible migrations will be completed, in batches of 50 at a

Returns exit status 0 if no (further) updates are possible, 1 if the --max_count option was used and some updates were completed successfully (even if others generated errors), 2 if some updates generated errors and no other migrations were able to take effect in the last batch attempted, or 127 if invalid input is provided (e.g. non-numeric max-count).

This command should be run after upgrading the database schema. If it exits with partial updates (exit status 1) it should be called again, even if some updates initially generated errors, because some updates may depend on others having completed. If it exits with status 2, intervention is required to resolve the issue causing remaining updates to fail. It should be considered successfully completed only when the exit status is 0.

Cinder Logs

cinder-manage logs errors

Displays cinder errors from log files.

cinder-manage logs syslog [<number>]

Displays cinder the most recent entries from syslog. The optional number argument specifies the number of entries to display (default 10).

Cinder Volume

cinder-manage volume delete <volume_id>

Delete a volume without first checking that the volume is available.

cinder-manage volume update_host --currenthost <current host> --newhost <new host>

Updates the host name of all volumes currently associated with a specified host.

Cinder Host

cinder-manage host list [<zone>]

Displays a list of all physical hosts and their zone. The optional zone argument allows the list to be filtered on the requested zone.

Cinder Service

cinder-manage service list

Displays a list of all cinder services and their host, zone, status, state and when the information was last updated.

cinder-manage service remove <service> <host>

Removes a specified cinder service from a specified host.

Cinder Backup

cinder-manage backup list

Displays a list of all backups (including ones in progress) and the host on which the backup operation is running.

cinder-manage backup update_backup_host --currenthost <current host> --newhost <new host>

Updates the host name of all backups currently associated with a specified host.

Cinder Version

cinder-manage version list

Displays the codebase version cinder is running upon.

Cinder Config

cinder-manage config list [<param>]

Displays the current configuration parameters (options) for Cinder. The optional flag parameter may be used to display the configuration of one parameter.


The cinder.conf file contains configuration information in the form of python-gflags.

The cinder-manage.log file logs output from cinder-manage.


  • Cinder is hosted on Launchpad so you can view current bugs at Bugs : Cinder