Instance actions

You can perform several actions on an AuraDS instance from 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

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

To resize an instance:

  1. Select the ellipsis (…​) 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 becomes unavailable for a short period of time during the resize operation.

Pausing an instance

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

To pause an instance:

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

  2. Select Pause to confirm.

After confirming, the instance will begin pausing, and a Resume button will replace 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 AuraDS automatically resumes the instance.

Resuming an instance

To resume an instance:

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

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

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

Cloning an instance

There are four options to clone an instance:

  • Clone to a new AuraDS instance

  • Clone to an existing AuraDS instance

  • Clone to a new AuraDB database

  • Clone to an existing AuraDB database

You can access all the cloning options from the ellipsis (…​) button on the AuraDS 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 contextual menu.

  3. Set the desired name for the new instance.

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

    Warning: Make sure that the username and password are stored safely before continuing. Credentials cannot be recovered afterwards.

Clone to an existing AuraDS instance

Warning: Cloning into an existing instance will replace all existing data. If you want to keep the current data, take a snapshot and export it.
  1. Select the ellipsis (…​) button on the instance you want to clone.

  2. Select Clone To Existing and then AuraDS from the contextual menu.

  3. If necessary, change the instance name.

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

    Existing instances that are not large enough to clone into will not be available for selection. In the dropdown menu, they will be grayed out and have the string (Instance is not large enough to clone into) appended to their name.
  5. Tick the I understand checkbox and select Clone.

Clone to a new AuraDB database

An AuraDS instance can only be cloned to an AuraDB Professional database (not Free).
  1. Select the ellipsis (…​) button on the instance you want to clone.

  2. Select Clone To New and then AuraDB from the contextual menu.

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

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

    Warning: Make sure that the username and password are stored safely before continuing. Credentials cannot be recovered afterwards.

Clone to an existing AuraDB database

An AuraDS instance can only be cloned to an AuraDB Professional database (not Free).
Warning: Cloning into an existing database will replace all existing data. If you want to keep the current data, take a snapshot and export it.
  1. Select the ellipsis (…​) button on the instance you want to clone.

  2. Select Clone To Existing and then AuraDB from the contextual menu.

  3. If necessary, change the database name.

  4. Select the existing AuraDB database to clone to from the dropdown menu.

    Existing instances that are not large enough to clone into will not be available for selection. In the dropdown menu, they will be grayed out and have the string (Instance is not large enough to clone into) appended to their name.
  5. Tick the I understand checkbox and select Clone.

Deleting an instance

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

Warning: There is no way to recover data from a deleted AuraDS instance.

To delete an instance:

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

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