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Amazon Elastic Container Service
Developer Guide (API Version 2014-11-13)

Task Retirement

A task is scheduled to be retired when AWS detects irreparable failure of the underlying hardware hosting the task. When a task reaches its scheduled retirement date, it is stopped or terminated by AWS.

If the task is part of a service, then the task is automatically stopped and the service schedule will start a new one to replace it. If you are using standalone tasks, then you will receive notification of the task retirement described below.

Identifying Tasks Scheduled for Retirement

If your task is scheduled for retirement, you'll receive an email prior to the event with the task ID and retirement date. This email is sent to the address that's associated with your account; the same email address that you use to log in to the AWS Management Console. If you use an email account that you do not check regularly, then you can use the AWS Personal Health Dashboard to determine if any of your tasks are scheduled for retirement. To update the contact information for your account, go to the Account Settings page.

Working With Tasks Scheduled for Retirement

If the task is part of a service, then the task is automatically stopped and the service schedule will start a new one to replace it. If you are using standalone tasks, then you can start a new task to replace it. See Running Tasks for more information.