Start and Stop a Cluster

 

This section provides you with the steps on how to start and stop a cluster.

To prevent unwanted charges, make sure to stop all clusters when they are not needed. By default, all clusters are automatically stopped after being idle for two hours. For more information and to change the auto-stop time, see Change Auto-Stop Settings.

Start a Cluster

To start a stopped cluster: 

  1. In the web console, click Databases Databases.
  2. Click Show Clusters to view all the clusters for the database.
  3. Click More on the cluster you want to start, and then click Start cluster.
  4. If your MAIN cluster is stopped, you need to start it first before starting any other cluster within the database.

  5. It takes a few minutes for the cluster to start, and the status of the cluster changes to Running.

Stop a Cluster

To stop a running cluster:

  1. In the web console, click Databases Databases.
  2. Click Show Clusters to view all the clusters for the database.
  3. Click More on the cluster you want to stop, and then click Stop cluster.
  4. If the cluster you are stopping is the MAIN cluster, this will stop all clusters which stops the database. In the confirmation window displayed, click Stop all to stop the clusters and the database.

    Stop Cluster

  5. It takes a few minutes for the cluster(s) to stop, and the status of the cluster(s) changes to Stopped.

Additionally, you can also stop the database and all its clusters by clicking > Stop all clusters on the database. See Start and Stop All Clusters for more information.