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How to use standby mode

Reviewed on 16 December 2023Published on 26 May 2021

Standby mode temporarily stops an Instance. The Instance remains allocated to your account and all data remains on the local storage of the Instance.

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 put an Instance into standby mode

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

  2. Click the Instance you want to put into standby mode. The Overview page for that Instance displays.

  3. Scroll down to the Standby mode section

  4. Click Switch to standby mode. A pop-up displays asking you to confirm the action.

  5. Click Switch Instance to standby mode to confirm.

    Your Instance is now in standby mode.


An Instance in standby mode is still considered as allocated to your account. This means you will be billed for the Instance, its storage and any flexible IP attached to it. Find out when the billing of your Instance starts and stops. See also how to power off your Instance.

See also
How to migrate InstancesHow to use boot modes
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