Ensure that AutoPause feature is enabled and configured for your AWS Aurora Serverless database clusters in order to reduce service costs. Aurora Serverless AutoPause can be configured to pause compute capacity after consecutive minutes of inactivity (between 5 and 1440 minutes). The feature is extremely useful for use cases that include infrequent access, such as development or staging application databases.
With AutoPause feature, you can specify the amount of time with no Aurora database traffic to scale to zero processing capacity. When the Amazon Aurora database cluster is paused, no compute or memory activity occurs, and you are being charged only for database storage.
To determine if AutoPause is enabled for Aurora Serverless clusters available in your AWS account, perform the following actions:
To enable and configure AutoPause feature in order to pause your Aurora Serverless database clusters after a given amount of time with no activity, perform the following actions: