How do I terminate an Amazon EMR cluster?

Last updated: 2022-04-27

I want to terminate one or more Amazon EMR clusters using the Amazon EMR console.

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An Amazon EMR cluster can be configured with termination protection. For more information, see Using termination protection.

To terminate a cluster with or without termination protection, do the following:

Terminate a cluster with termination protection off

  1. Access the Amazon EMR console.
  2. Select the AWS Region for your Amazon EMR cluster.
  3. Select the cluster or clusters to terminate. You can terminate multiple clusters at the same time.
  4. Choose Terminate.
  5. When prompted, choose Terminate.

Terminate a cluster with termination protection on

  1. Access the Amazon EMR console.
  2. Select the AWS Region for your Amazon EMR cluster.
  3. On the Cluster List page, select the cluster or clusters to terminate. You can terminate multiple clusters at the same time.
  4. Choose Terminate.
  5. When prompted, choose Change to turn termination protection off. If you selected multiple clusters, then choose Turn off all to turn off termination protection for all the clusters at once.
  6. In Terminate clusters, for Termination Protection, choose Off. Then, select the check box to confirm.
  7. Choose Terminate.

Amazon EMR terminates the instances in the cluster and stops saving log data.

You can also terminate a cluster using the AWS CLI or API, for more information, see Terminate a cluster.


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