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:The ECS instance remains in the stopped state when it is successfully stopped or restarted in the console

Last Updated:May 20, 2022


This article describes how to keep an ECS instance in the stopping state when you normally stop or restart the instance in the ECS console.


Alibaba Cloud reminds you that:

  • Before you perform operations that may cause risks, such as modifying instance configurations or data, we recommend that you check the disaster recovery and fault tolerance capabilities of the instances to ensure data security.
  • You can modify the configurations and data of instances including but not limited to Elastic Compute Service (ECS) and Relational Database Service (RDS) instances. Before the modification, we recommend that you create snapshots or enable RDS log backup.
  • If you have authorized or submitted sensitive information such as the logon account and password in the Alibaba Cloud Management Console, we recommend that you modify such information in a timely manner.

The operating system layer of the ECS instance requires the release of processes, relevant CPU and memory resources. Meanwhile, the virtualization layer also needs to call the release of resources. Wait for about 20 minutes. If the instance has been in the stopped state for more than 20 minutes, record the instance ID and other information before submitting a ticket.

Application scope

  • Elastic Compute Service