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Start Redshift Clusters Actions
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Written by Matt Houser
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The Start Redshift Clusters action can be used to start one or more Redshift clusters at a specific time of day. Once the clusters have been started, they can optionally be stopped after they have been running for a specific amount of time.

For example, 5 clusters can be started at 8am and stopped 8 hours later with a single Start Redshift Clusters action.


Please see Common Action Settings for a description of settings common to all action types.


Indicates the method in which the Redshift clusters will be selected. Possible options include:

  • All Redshift Clusters

  • By Cluster ID

  • By Comparison Filters

Cluster IDs

Specifies the list of Redshift cluster IDs that are to be started. List cluster IDs one per line.

Cluster ID Comparisons

This is a list of comparisons against the cluster ID. All comparisons must match for a cluster to be selected.

Resource Tag Comparison

This is a list of comparisons against resource tags on the Redshift cluster. All comparisons must match for a cluster to be selected.

Stop the Clusters

Indicate whether the clusters should be automatically stopped later. The running time of the clusters must also be specified if this is checked.

Running Duration

Indicate the length of time the clusters should run before they are stopped. This value is only required if "Stop the Clusters" is checked.

Amazon Commands Used

The following Amazon AWS commands are used. The access key should have permission to execute all of them.

  • redshift:DescribeClusters

  • redshift:PauseCluster

  • redshift:ResumeCluster

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