If you no longer require a cluster, you can release the cluster. After the cluster is released, you are no longer charged for the cluster. In addition, the data in the cluster is deleted and can no longer be recovered.


Snapshots are created. For more information, see Snapshots and restore.

Background information

You can follow the instructions provided in this topic to release only pay-as-you-go clusters.


  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. In the left-side navigation pane, click Elasticsearch Clusters. On the page that appears, find the target cluster. Then, in the Actions column, click More and select Release.
    Release a cluster
  4. In the message that appears, click OK.