Posted On: May 24, 2022

Today, Amazon EC2 announced the Stop Protection feature that enables customers to protect their instances from accidental stop actions. Previously, customers could protect their instances from unintentional terminate actions by enabling Termination Protection. With Stop Protection, customers with stateful workloads can safeguard data in instance store volume(s) from unintentional stop and terminate actions.

When enabled, the Stop Protection feature blocks attempts to stop or terminate the instance via the EC2 console, API, or CLI. This feature provides an extra measure of protection for stateful workloads since instances can be stopped or terminated only by deactivating the Stop Protection feature.

To learn more, visit the Stop and start instances page.