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PolarDB:Restart nodes

Last Updated:Jul 25, 2023

PolarDB for MySQL allows you to restart nodes. When the number of database connections reaches the upper limit or the database performance is compromised, you can manually restart nodes.

Usage notes

  • A read/write splitting connection that is established after a read-only node is restarted forwards requests to the read-only node. If a read/write splitting connection is established before a read-only node is restarted, the connection does not forward requests to the read-only node. You can restart your application to close the read/write splitting connection and establish the connection again.

  • During the restart, services may be interrupted for up to 1 minute. We recommend that you perform this operation during off-peak hours and make sure that your application is configured to automatically reconnect to the database service.

  • The time required to restart a node depends on the data volume. Several hours may be required to restart a node. Proceed with caution.


  1. Log on to the PolarDB console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the console, select the region in which the cluster that you want to manage is deployed.
  3. Find the cluster and click the cluster ID.
  4. In the upper-right corner of the Database Nodes section for the Overview page, click the Icon icon to switch the display mode.

  5. Find the node that you want to restart, and click Restart in the Actions column.


    If your cluster version is PolarDB for MySQL 8.0, you can set the innodb_fast_startup parameter to ON to accelerate the restart process. For more information about how to change parameter values, see Specify cluster and node parameters.

  6. In the dialog box that appears, click OK.

Related API operations




Restarts a node of a PolarDB for MySQL cluster.