EC2 instance shutting down for more than 2 days


I have an instance that has been stuck in shutting down state for a few days:


How can I finally end it and free its resources?


asked 3 years ago15 views
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Accepted Answer

Hi John,

I am sorry to hear about the issues that you had been experiencing with your instance. I see that the instance has terminated in the meantime. Please let us know if you need any further help.


answered 3 years ago

You should be able to select it on the console even if it still says "Stopping" and select the Stop action again, this time it should have a force.

If for some reason this doesn't work, you can issue it from the AWS CLI:

aws --region <REGION_ID> ec2 stop-instances --instance-ids <INSTANCE_ID> --force

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