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‣ Resume a database

A - Overview

In the free tier (serverless), after 48 hours of inactivity, your database will be hibernated and the status will change to Hibernated. From there it needs to be resumed, there are multiple ways to do it.

B - Prerequisites

C - Procedure

✅ Option 1: Resume with button in the User interface

  • Access the database by clicking its name in the menu on the left.

  • For Vector Enabled Database the user interface is a little different but the process is the same.

  • Once the database is selected, on any tab you will get the Resume Database button available at top.

✅ Option 2: Resume with the CLI

Assuming you have the Astra CLi installed and setup.

astra db resume <my_db>

✅ Option 3: Resume with a first request to the database

Invoking and Stargate endpoints associated with your database will also trigger resuming. You would have to replace the dbId, dbRegion and token below with values for your environment.

curl --location \
     --request GET 'https://{dbId}-{dbRegion}' \
     --header 'X-Cassandra-Token: {token}'
curl --location 'https://{dbId}-{dbRegion}' \
--header 'x-cassandra-token: {token}' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data '{
  "findCollections": {}

You will get a 503 error with the following payload.

  "message": "Resuming your database, please try again shortly."
  • In the user interface the status changes to resuming...

  • After a few seconds the database will be active.

Last update: 2024-02-08