Schedule startup and shutdown of a VM instance on GCP

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I'm using GCE for a small R&D project with restricted budget.

We would prefer to be able to start/stop instances automatically on a schedule

Example: To run database instances throughout office hours however shut them down out of hours to avoid wasting cost. Is there an instance scheduler for this purpose?
Nov 6, 2019 in GCP by anonymous
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With the recent release of Google Cloud Scheduler, this is possible. 

Here's a step-by-step tutorial on using Cloud Scheduler to schedule start/stop of GCE VM instances. 

https://cloud.google.com/scheduler/docs/scheduling-instances-with-cloud-scheduler

Hope this helps!

answered Nov 6, 2019 by Sirajul
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