Start and stop compute on cluster nodes

APPLIES TO: Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL (powered by the Citus database extension to PostgreSQL)

Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL allows you to stop compute on all nodes in a cluster. Compute billing is paused when cluster is stopped and continues when computer is started again.


Billing for provisioned storage on all cluster nodes continues when cluster's compute is stopped.

Managing compute state on cluster nodes

You can stop compute on a cluster for as long as you need.

You can perform management operations such as compute or storage scaling, adding a worker node, or updating networking settings only on clusters with started compute.

If cluster has high availability (HA) enabled, compute start and stop operations would start and stop compute on all primary and standby nodes in the cluster. You can start and stop compute on the primary cluster and any of its read replicas independently.

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