How to stop and start a DreamCompute instance

Use one of the following methods to stop and start an instance.

Pause and unpause an instance

To pause an instance, run the following command:

$ nova pause INSTANCE_NAME

This command stores the state of the VM in RAM. A paused instance continues to run in a frozen state.

To unpause an instance, run the following command:

$ nova unpause INSTANCE_NAME

Suspend and resume an instance

To initiate a hypervisor-level suspend operation, run the following command:

$ nova suspend INSTANCE_NAME

To resume a suspended instance, run the following command:

$ nova resume INSTANCE_NAME

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