Activating regions

When you activate a region, BigAnimal prepares the compute and networking resources required to deploy clusters. Note that these added resources can increase your cloud costs.

You can activate a region ahead of time or when you create or restore a cluster.

Each region you activate displays a status. The status is available on the Create cluster and Restore cluster pages and the Regions page. For more information on the different region statuses, see Region status reference.

Activate a new region from the Regions page

You can activate a region ahead of time using the Regions page. Alternatively, you can activate a region by selecting an inactive region at the time of cluster creation or restore.

  1. To activate a region ahead of cluster creation, go to the Regions page.

  2. If you haven't set up your cloud server provider (CSP), you are prompted to do so. See Connecting your cloud.

  3. When your cloud server provider is set up, you see a list of regions associated with it on the Regions page.

  4. Select Activate New Region, select your cloud provider, and the region you want to activate. You can activate multiple regions where you plan on adding clusters.

  5. Select Activate Region(s).

Suspend, reactivate, or delete a region

Before you suspend or delete a region you must delete all clusters in that region.

  1. On the left panel, select Regions.

  2. A list of previously activated regions appears.

  3. Select the icons next to a region to:

    • suspend or delete an active region.
    • reactivate a suspended region.

Region status reference

StatusDescription
ActivatingYou have activated the region and BigAnimal is setting up the compute and networking resources to support the cluster you requested. Backups and logs aren't available yet.
ActiveBigAnimal has completed setting up the compute and networking resources. The region has at least one cluster and you can create more. The region has backups and logs.
SuspendedYou have deleted any active clusters. BigAnimal has removed the compute and networking resources. The backups and logs are still available. BigAnimal continues to maintain backups and logs based on the retention period set when the cluster was last active.
DeletedYou have deleted the clusters. BigAnimal has removed the compute and networking resources. The backups and logs are no longer available. Only Account Owners can delete a region.
ErrorAn error occurred while trying to activate or suspend the region. Contact EDB support to troubleshoot the error.

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