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Pausing Automation will not stop currently running instances

Knowledge Article Number 000213031
When an Automation is paused, instances that are currently running will continue to process in Marketing Cloud Automation Studio. 
Instances of Automation that have already begun will continue when the Automation is paused. The Paused Status only stops future Automations from running. For example, if you click Paused on an Automation that's on a "Waiting Step," it will not stop this instance from continuing to process.

If you wish to stop all Automations, click Stop. This will prevent any Automation from processing by deleting current progress and removing the Automation from the system.

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