StopServer - AWS Transfer Family


Changes the state of a file transfer protocol-enabled server from ONLINE to OFFLINE. An OFFLINE server cannot accept and process file transfer jobs. Information tied to your server, such as server and user properties, are not affected by stopping your server.


Stopping the server does not reduce or impact your file transfer protocol endpoint billing; you must delete the server to stop being billed.

The state of STOPPING indicates that the server is in an intermediate state, either not fully able to respond, or not fully offline. The values of STOP_FAILED can indicate an error condition.

No response is returned from this call.

Request Syntax

{ "ServerId": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


A system-assigned unique identifier for a server that you stopped.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 19.

Pattern: s-([0-9a-f]{17})

Required: Yes

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


This exception is thrown when an error occurs in the AWS Transfer Family service.

HTTP Status Code: 500


This exception is thrown when the client submits a malformed request.

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception is thrown when a resource is not found by the AWSTransfer Family service.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request has failed because the AWSTransfer Family service is not available.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request was denied due to request throttling.

HTTP Status Code: 400



The following example stops a server.

Sample Request

{ "ServerId": "s-01234567890abcdef" }


This is a sample response for this API call.

Sample Response

{ "ServerId": "s-01234567890abcdef" }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: