You can only release pay-as-you-go clusters or subscription clusters that have expired. If a subscription cluster has not expired, you must claim a refund before you can release the cluster. This topic describes how to release a pay-as-you-go cluster.


After a cluster is released, its data cannot be restored. We recommend that you back up data before you release a cluster. For more information, see Snapshots and restore.


  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where your Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch cluster resides.
  3. On the Clusters page, find the target cluster, click More in the Actions column, and select Release.
    Release a cluster
  4. In the message that appears, click OK.