I shut down an instance, but another instance of the same type automatically launched on my account. Why did this happen, and how can I stop new instances from re-launching?

Some services allow you to automatically launch instances to replace terminated instances. This can improve the fault tolerance of an application.

For example:

To prevent replacement instances from launching, delete the Auto Scaling group or terminate the Elastic Beanstalk environment.

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Published: 2016-03-17

Updated: 2018-11-19