I am not able to stop or terminate the server


Hi Team,

I am not able to stop or terminate my AWS instance. As it shows the error Modify it's 'disableApiStop' instance attribute and try again. I am not able to complete the action. Today i got a abbusive alert for that instance on my mail and tried to terminate the instance and getting the same error might be the server as been accquired by hackers, i don't have any issues in terminating it as it's test server and doesn't as any critical data.

Can somer suggest me on how get resolved from this issue.

Regards, Jagadish

asked a year ago3726 views
2 Answers

Hi Jagadish

I understand you want to stop/terminate your instance but you are unable to and receive an “disableApiStop” error. You instance has stop proctection enabled [1], to disable you need to select the instance and go to Actions > instance details > Change stop protection, for Stop protection, choose disable.

[1] https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/Stop_Start.html

answered a year ago

I faced this issue, but the instance terminate protection was disabled already. What did work for me after I updated my cli tools to version "aws-cli/2.7.20 Python/3.9.11 Darwin/21.5.0 exe/x86_64 prompt/off" was:

aws ec2 modify-instance-attribute --instance-id <instance_id> --no-disable-api-stop

I have a feeling this is a old/new console api incomatablity and wonder if I switched to old console that I might of had success turning it on/off there too.

"aws-cli/2.2.30 Python/3.8.8 Darwin/21.5.0 exe/x86_64 prompt/off" - did not work

answered a year ago

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