Fixing Kubernetes PersistentVolume Configuration Error

A Step-by-Step Guide to Correcting Common Kubernetes YAML Mistakes

Luca Berton

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Introduction

When encountering an error like “Error from server (BadRequest): error when creating ‘nfs.pv.yaml’: PersistentVolume in version ‘v1’ cannot be handled as a PersistentVolume: strict decoding error: unknown field ‘spec.PersistentVolumeReclaimPolicy’”, it indicates a common issue in Kubernetes where the YAML file used for creating a PersistentVolume (PV) contains incorrect or misplaced fields. This error specifically points out that there’s an unknown field spec.PersistentVolumeReclaimPolicy within the YAML configuration, which suggests a typographical error or a misunderstanding of where to place the PersistentVolumeReclaimPolicy field properly.

Error from server (BadRequest): error when creating "nfs.pv.yaml": PersistentVolume in version "v1" cannot be handled as a PersistentVolume: strict decoding error: unknown field "spec.PersistentVolumeReclaimPolicy"

Understanding the Error

In Kubernetes, a PersistentVolume (PV) is a piece of storage in the cluster that has been provisioned by an administrator or dynamically provisioned using Storage Classes. The PersistentVolumeReclaimPolicy field dictates what…

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Luca Berton

I help creative Automation DevOps, Cloud Engineer, System Administrator, and IT Professional to succeed with Ansible Technology to automate more things everyday