Auto pausing and restarting a cluster on a schedule

To reduce costs on our development and test mongo clusters, I’d like to pause them automatically on a schedule in the evening and restart them in the morning. What’s the best way to achieve this? If scripted would appreciate sharing of scripts / tools to help with this as it doesn’t seem to be a feature which is native (surprisingly, without manual intervention!)

Maany thanks in advance

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Hi @Nicholas_Davies,

Welcome to MongoDB community!

I believe you refer to Atlas clusters.

Here you go a blog discussing this ability using schedule triggers

Atlas Cluster Automation Using Scheduled Triggers | MongoDB Blog

Hope that helps!


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Another thing that might interest you is the Atlas API. See


I presume that the above API and a cron job would do the trick if triggers do not accomplish what you want.

This is the link for the new API

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Hi Pavel Duchovny,
This link is giving 404 response.
Thanks & Regards,
Bhavya Bhatt


Thank you for pointing this ! It was moved to the developer center: