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Pause or Terminate a Cluster

Pause a Cluster

Paused Clusters

  • Available for M10+ Clusters
  • Paused clusters are billed at a different rate.
  • You cannot modify a paused cluster.
  • You cannot read/write from a paused cluster.
  • Configured alerts will not trigger.
  • Backups will be stopped, but your existing snapshots will be available until they expire.
  • Clusters which use NVMe storage may not be paused.

You can pause a cluster for 30 days. If you do not resume the cluster within 30 days, Atlas automatically resumes the cluster.

To pause a cluster:

  1. Click Clusters.
  2. For the cluster you wish to terminate, click on the button.
  3. Click Pause Cluster.
  4. Click Pause Cluster to confirm.

Resume a Cluster

To resume a paused cluster:

  1. Click Clusters.

  2. For the paused cluster, click on the Resume button.

    Alternatively, for the paused cluster, click on the button, and click Resume Cluster.

If you do not resume a paused cluster within 30 days, Atlas automatically resumes the cluster.

Terminate a Cluster

To terminate an Atlas cluster:

  1. Click Clusters.
  2. For the cluster you wish to terminate, click on the button.
  3. Click Terminate.

Atlas executes the terminate operation after completing any in-progress deployment changes.

Atlas bills for the hours that the cluster was active. To learn more about Atlas billing, see Billing.

Warning

Terminating a cluster also deletes any backup snapshots for that cluster. See Snapshot Schedule.

Public IP Reusable within 36 Hours

When you terminate a cluster, Atlas reserves its public IP address, bound to its original cluster name, for 36 hours. If, in that time frame, you create a new cluster with the same name, Atlas reassigns the reserved public IP address to that cluster.