Pausing, Restarting, and Terminating an Instance

When you launch an FME Cloud instance, it enters the Launching state. The instance type that you specified at launch determines the hardware of the host computer for your instance.

When an instance is ready for you, it enters the Running state. As soon as your instance starts to boot and is running, you are billed for each hour or partial hour that you keep the instance running - even if the instance remains idle and you don't connect to it.

Pausing and Restarting an Instance

If you are not planning to use your FME Cloud instance, you can pause it. When you pause an instance, it shuts down. We do not charge hourly usage or data transfer fees for a paused instance, but we do continue to charge for data storage.

Each time you transition an instance from paused to running, we charge a full instance hour, even if these transitions happen multiple times within a single hour.

For instance type pricing, see FME Cloud Pricing.

To pause and restart an FME Cloud instance

  1. Go to the FME Cloud dashboard (https://console.fmecloud.safe.com/instances).
  2. Select the instance you want to pause.
  3. Click the Action button, and select Pause.
  4. In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes, Pause. It may take a few minutes to pause the instance.
  5. To restart the instance, click the Action button, and select Start. In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes, Start. It can take a few minutes for the instance to enter the running state.

Rebooting an Instance

Rebooting an instance pauses and restarts the instance in one operation. It is equivalent to an operating system reboot. In most cases, it takes only a few minutes to reboot your instance. Unlike pausing and restarting your instance separately, rebooting an instance does not start a new instance billing hour.

To reboot an instance

  1. Go to the FME Cloud dashboard (https://console.fmecloud.safe.com/instances).
  2. Select the instance you want to reboot.
  3. Click the Action button, and select Reboot.
  4. When prompted for confirmation, click Yes, Restart.

Terminating an Instance

When you no longer need an instance, you can terminate it. As soon as the state of an instance changes to shutting down or terminated, you stop incurring charges for that instance.

After you terminate an instance, it remains visible in the console for a short while, and then the entry is deleted. You cannot connect to or recover a terminated instance or access any data on it.

To terminate an instance

WARNING: Verify your intention to terminate a service before doing so. Once terminated, there is no way to restart the instance or access any data on it.

  1. Go to the FME Cloud dashboard (https://console.fmecloud.safe.com/instances).
  2. Select the instance you want to terminate.
  3. Click the Action button, and select Terminate.
  4. When prompted for confirmation, click Yes, Terminate.