Are auto-scaled droplets stopped or destroyed

Posted January 19, 2021 192 views
KubernetesDigitalOcean Droplets

Sorry for the noob question, but I saw this in the docs about Droplets:

“You are still billed for Droplets that are powered off because the compute resources for the Droplet stay reserved on the hypervisor, even when they are not in use. To end billing, destroy the Droplet.”

When K8s nodes are auto-scaled down, are they merely stopped or destroyed?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi there @madjack59,

I believe that when the Kubernetes cluster is scaling down it is destroying the Droplets rather than keeping the powered off and inactive.