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Pause/resume PostgreSQL cluster

There may be external situations when it is needed to pause your Cluster for a while and then start it back up (some works related to the maintenance of the enterprise infrastructure, etc.).

The deploy/cr.yaml file contains a special spec.pause key for this. Setting it to true gracefully stops the cluster:

  pause: true

To start the cluster after it was paused just revert the spec.pause key to false.


There is an option also to put the cluster into a standby (read-only) mode instead of completely shutting it down. This is done by a special spec.standby key, which should be set to true for read-only state or should be set to false for normal cluster operation:

  standby: false

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Last update: 2024-06-13