If a database has outlived its use, you can terminate it to reduce costs and streamline operations. When you terminate a database, all data is deleted and cannot be recovered.The database is terminated and will be removed from the list of available databases. You can create another database, view database health and metrics for other databases, or connect to other databases to continue development.
Note: If you have administrator privileges in the DataStax Astra console for your team, you can contact DataStax to terminate databases that are owned by other team members. For example, if a team member leaves your organization and you want to delete their databases, contact DataStax with the names of the databases owned by that team member.
Tip: When viewing details for a database, click the ellipsis next to the database name to access the Park option.
- Open a browser, navigate to the DataStax Astra console, and log in.
- From the Welcome page, click View Existing Databases. This option is available even if you have not personally created any databases, but members of your team created databases.
- From the Databases page, under Actions, click the ellipsis for the database you want to terminate and select Terminate.
The Terminate Database window displays and indicates the estimated time required to terminate the database.WARNING: All data on the database will be permanently deleted, and you cannot restart the database. Proceed with caution.
- To terminate the database, click Terminate Database.