Start Autonomous Database

Describes the steps to start an Autonomous Database instance.

Perform the following prerequisite steps as necessary:

  • Open the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console by clicking the navigation icon next to Oracle Cloud.

  • From the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure left navigation menu click Oracle Database and then, depending on your workload click one of: Autonomous Data Warehouse, Autonomous JSON Database, or Autonomous Transaction Processing.
  • On the Autonomous Databases page select an Autonomous Database from the links under the Display name column.

  1. On the Details page, from the More actions drop-down list, select Start.

    Start is only shown for a stopped instance.

  2. Click Start to confirm.

Notes for starting a stopped Autonomous Database instance:

  • When an Autonomous Database instance is started, Autonomous Database CPU billing is initiated, billed by the second with a minimum usage period of one minute.

  • When an Autonomous Database remains stopped for over 7 days it may take a few minutes or longer to start up, depending on the size of the database. To avoid this extra startup time, Oracle recommends starting your Autonomous Database instance once every 7 days.