Ceph - A Ceph Podman container service fails to start with error stating 'You have to remove that container to be able to reuse that name.: that name is already in use'

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • When attempting to restart a failed containerized Ceph service managed by podman we see the following error:
Mar 30 13:25:12 ceph1 podman[274075]: Error: error creating container storage: the container name "ceph-rgw-ceph1-rgw0" is already in use by "1f52fd151ba314618e91113d485617b65eb8d80717574ffd547b59efee289ea1". You have to remove that container to be able to reuse that name.: that name is already in use
Mar 30 13:25:12 ceph1 systemd[1]: ceph-radosgw@rgw.ceph1.rgw0.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=125
Mar 30 13:25:12 ceph1 systemd[1]: ceph-radosgw@rgw.ceph1.rgw0.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Mar 30 13:25:12 ceph1 systemd[1]: Failed to start Ceph RGW.
-- Subject: Unit ceph-radosgw@rgw.ceph1.rgw0.service has failed

Environment

  • Red Hat Ceph Storage 3.x containerized with podman
  • Red Hat Ceph Storage 4.x containerized with podman

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