Instance actions

You can perform several instance actions from an AuraDB instance card on the Neo4j Aura Console homepage.

Renaming an instance

You can change the name of an existing instance by using the Rename action.

To rename an instance:

  1. Select the ellipsis (…​) button on the instance you want to rename.

  2. Select Rename from the resulting menu.

  3. Enter a new name for the instance.

  4. Select Rename.

Resizing an instance

AuraDB Professional AuraDB Enterprise

You can change the size of an existing instance by using the Resize action.

To resize an instance:

  1. Select the ellipsis (…​) button on the instance you want to resize.

  2. Select Resize from the resulting menu.

  3. Select the new size you want your instance to be.

  4. Tick the I understand checkbox and select Submit.

An instance remains available during the resize operation.

Pausing an instance

You cannot manually pause an AuraDB Free instance; they are paused automatically after 72 hours of inactivity. [1]

AuraDB Professional AuraDB Enterprise

You can pause an instance during periods you don’t need it and resume it at any time.

To pause an instance:

  1. Select the pause button on the instance you want to pause.

  2. Tick the I understand checkbox and select Pause to confirm.

After confirming, the instance begins pausing, and a play button replaces the pause button.

Paused instances run at a discounted rate compared to standard consumption, as outlined in the confirmation window. You can pause an instance for up to 30 days, after which point AuraDB automatically resumes the instance.

Resuming a paused instance

To resume an instance:

  1. Select the play button on the instance you want to pause.

  2. Tick the I understand checkbox and select Resume to confirm.

After confirming, the instance begins resuming, which may take a few minutes.

AuraDB Free instances do not automatically resume after 30 days. If an AuraDB Free instance remains paused for more than 90 days, Aura deletes the instance, and all information is lost.

Cloning an instance

There are four ways to clone an instance:

  • Clone to a new AuraDB instance.

  • Clone to a new AuraDS instance.

  • Clone to an existing AuraDB instance.

  • Clone to an existing AuraDS instance.

Clone to a new AuraDB instance

  1. Select the ellipsis (…​) button on the instance you want to clone.

  2. Select Clone To New and then AuraDB from the resulting menus.

  3. Set your desired settings for the new instance. For more information on AuraDB instance creation settings, see Creating an instance.

  4. Tick the I understand checkbox and select Clone Instance.

Clone to a new AuraDS instance

  1. Select the ellipsis (…​) button on the instance you want to clone.

  2. Select Clone To New and then AuraDS from the resulting menus.

  3. Set your desired settings for the new instance. For more information on AuraDS instance creation settings, see Creating an AuraDS instance.

  4. Tick the I understand checkbox and select Clone Instance.

Clone to an existing AuraDB instance

  1. Select the ellipsis (…​) button on the instance you want to clone.

  2. Select Clone To Existing and then AuraDB from the resulting menus.

  3. If necessary, change the instance name.

  4. Select the existing AuraDB instance you want to clone to from the dropdown menu.

  5. Tick the I understand checkbox and select Clone.

If the instance you are attempting to clone to is not equal in size or greater than the instance you are cloning from, the instance will be greyed out and unselectable from the dropdown menu.

Clone to an existing AuraDS instance

  1. Select the ellipsis (…​) button on the instance you want to clone.

  2. Select Clone To Existing and then AuraDS from the resulting menus.

  3. If necessary, change the instance name.

  4. Select the existing AuraDS instance you want to clone to from the dropdown menu.

  5. Tick the I understand checkbox and select Clone.

If the instance you are attempting to clone to is not equal in size or greater than the instance you are cloning from, the instance will be greyed out and unselectable from the dropdown menu.

Deleting an instance

You can delete an instance if you no longer want to be billed for it.

To delete an instance:

  1. Select the red trashcan icon on the instance you want to delete.

  2. Type the exact name of the instance (as instructed) to confirm your decision, and select Destroy.

There is no way to recover data from a deleted AuraDB instance.


1. Inactivity is when you perform no queries on the instance.