How to stop pods from being recreated

Hi guys,

I’m quite new to kubernetes and spinnaker. I’m searching for a method to destroy my pod to change some data within a database that the application is connected to. It’s crucial that the application isn’t running while I do so.
As I understood, the restartPolicy directive can be used to prevent the recreation of my pod. I set it to Never, but my pod will be recreated anyway after deleting it. I tried setting the replicas to 0 and disabled the pipeline, but nothing helped. Any hints?