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 release the cluster. This topic describes how to release a pay-as-you-go cluster.


After a cluster is released, data in the cluster cannot be restored. We recommend that you back up data before you release a cluster. For more information, see Commands to create snapshots and restore data.


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

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