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How to use the Protected Instance feature

Reviewed on 18 December 2023Published on 26 May 2021

The Protected Instance feature is used to prevent any halt action from being performed on your Instance. This only applies to running Instances. Enabling the Protected Instance feature means that you will not be able to delete, power off or reboot your Instance, nor put it into standby mode. This feature is useful to avoid hazardous manipulations, such as batch deletion of Instances.

Security & Identity (IAM)

To perform certain actions described below, you must either be the Owner of the Organization in which the actions will be performed, or an IAM user with the necessary permissions.

  • You have an account and are logged into the Scaleway console
  • You have created an Instance

How to activate the Protected Instance feature

  1. Click Instances in the Compute section of the side menu. The Instances page displays.

  2. Click the Instance you want to protect. The Overview page for that Instance displays.

  3. Click the Advanced settings tab.

  4. Scroll down to the Protected Instance section, and use the «Toogle Icon» toggle to activate the Protected Instance feature.

    A pop-up displays asking you to confirm the action.

  5. Click Enable Protected Instance.

See also
How to use boot modesHow to power off an Instance
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