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The SearchStax® Frequently Asked Questions page includes the following approved question and answer about our Apache Solr Cloud services.


Can I suspend a deployment while I’m on vacation?

SearchStax clients sometimes inquire about putting a deployment into an inactive state temporarily. They usually want to avoid being charged for days when the deployment will not be used. Typically, it’s a single-node, month-to-month deployment billed to a credit card.

SearchStax month-to-month billing is prorated on a daily basis. You are charged for the number of days that the deployment was available during the month.

To avoid being charged during an inactive period:

  1. Create a one-time backup of the deployment. There is a very small fee.
  2. Delete the deployment before you leave on vacation.
  3. Create a new deployment when you get back.
  4. Restore the backup.

You will not be billed for the time you were away.

There is a downside to this approach. Deleting a deployment also deletes your alerts, IP filters, and Basic Auth accounts. The new deployment will have a different Solr HTTP Endpoint, so your search application will need to be reconfigured to use it.

Do not delete a deployment under contract!

Clients who have prepaid support contracts cannot use this delete-and-restore strategy.Deleting a deployment under contract wreaks havoc on billing and infrastructure. Phone calls and meetings would follow.


We love to answer questions!

Please contact the SearchStax Support Desk immediately if you have any question about Solr Cloud deployments.

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