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Longhorn - Replica unable to start due to low available space in disk

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Longhorn UI shows one volume in Degraded state.

One or more of the replicas are not being scheduled and showing the following error:
"Scheduling Failure. Replica Schedule Failure".


There are 2 conditions that must be met to successfully schedule a replica to a disk:
  1. The actual space usage condition: (Storage Available - Actual Size) > (Storage Maximum * Minimal Available Percentage)/100)
  2. The scheduling space condition: (Size + Storage Scheduled) <= ((Storage Maximum - Storage Reserved)* Over Provisioning Percentage / 100)

If one or both of these requisites are not being fulfilled, it is expected that some replica/s can not get scheduled.
To solve this, you may try to free space, or maybe you want to reduce your Minimal Available Percentage¹, e.g., from 20 (0.2) to 10 (0.1).

After both pre-conditions are satisfied, you should be able to schedule the volume with no issues.


One potential root cause behind that error may be that the available size of the disk or the scheduling space on the affected node is not enough to schedule the replica.

Additional Information

¹Best practice: the Minimal Available Percentage value should be around 20-25% if you are making use of Longhorn in the root disk. However, if you're using a dedicated disk for Longhorn, you can lower the setting minimal available storage percentage to 10%.

You can check these pre-conditions in the Longhorn code here:


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  • Document ID:000021268
  • Creation Date: 30-Nov-2023
  • Modified Date:30-Nov-2023
    • SUSE Rancher Longhorn

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