Lock a Service Instance

When you lock a service instance for Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service, all access to your service including Oracle Application Express, REST services, and Oracle Net Services (SQL*Net) is disabled. A service user can access the Service Console, but cannot perform operations on this service instance.


For metered cloud accounts, locking a service instance does not pause the meter. Your cloud account continues to be charged at the same rate as the unlocked service instance. To stop the meter, export your data and applications, and delete a service instance.

To lock an Exadata Express instance:
  1. Go the Service Details for the instance you want to lock. See Access Service Details.
    The Service Details display.
  2. Click the menu icon next to Open Service Console.
  3. Select Lock.
    The Lock Instance Confirmation page displays.
  4. To confirm, click Lock.