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  • Considerations for Paused Clusters
  • Pause One Cluster
  • Resume One Cluster
  • Terminate One Cluster

You can pause, resume, or terminate your clusters. For serverless instances, see Terminate a Serverless Instance.

  • You can't:

    • Change the configuration of a paused cluster.
    • Read data from or write data to a paused cluster.
  • For paused clusters, Atlas:

    • Stops triggering configured alerts.
    • Stops all backups. Your existing snapshots remain until they expire.
Important
Serverless Instances are in Preview

Serverless instances are in preview and do not support this feature at this time. To learn more, see Serverless Instance Limitations.

Depending on your cluster tier, Atlas either pauses clusters automatically or when you manually initiate it.

To pause a cluster with the Atlas Administration API, see Modify a Cluster.

Important
Serverless Instances are in Preview

Serverless instances are in preview and do not support this feature at this time. To learn more, see Serverless Instance Limitations.

To resume collection of monitoring information for an Atlas M0 cluster paused for monitoring, connect to that cluster using a MongoDB Driver, mongosh, or Data Explorer.

To resume an Atlas M0 cluster that Atlas paused due to inactivity, or an Atlas M10+ cluster that you paused previously:

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  1. If it is not already displayed, select the organization that contains your desired project from the Organizations menu in the navigation bar.
  2. If it is not already displayed, select your desired project from the Projects menu in the navigation bar.
  3. If the Database Deployments page is not already displayed, click Databases in the sidebar.
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For the cluster you want to pause, either:

  • Click , then click Resume, or
  • Click Resume.
Note

If you don't resume an M10+ cluster within 30 days, Atlas resumes the cluster.

To terminate an Atlas cluster:

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  1. If it is not already displayed, select the organization that contains your desired project from the Organizations menu in the navigation bar.
  2. If it is not already displayed, select your desired project from the Projects menu in the navigation bar.
  3. If the Database Deployments page is not already displayed, click Databases in the sidebar.
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Atlas terminates the cluster 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.

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