Parking a database provides an effective means for managing costs and ensuring that databases are running only when needed. When parking a database, the DataStax Astra console calculates the estimated cost of parking the database versus the cost when the database is active.The database is parked and remains in that state until you unpark the database. The only cost incurred while the database is parked is storage cost from the selected IaaS provider.
Parked databases can be resumed at any time. If database operations are issued for a parked database, those operations will not implemented until the database is unparked.
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 park and select Park.
The Park Database window displays and indicates the estimated time required to park the database, and the estimated costs incurred when the database is parked.
- To park the database, click Park Database.
The status of the database changes to Parking until the database is parked.