Are droplets being deleted count as a droplet?

  • Posted April 18, 2014

I can also see that with scrub checked on, I have to wait 11 minutes for the droplet to delete.

Does this count as a droplet or the moment delete is initiated is it reduced? So say my limit is 5, 5 droplets are being deleted as we speak, can I create another droplet, or would this exceed the limit? Do I need to wait until delete sequence is complete?

Also, am I billed for the delete time?

I’m a bit worried that if I don’t have the scrub option, the next person using the droplet will be able to read sensitive information like API access keys to other 3rd party services and etc.

I’m concerned that this long delete time will waste time and money. For example each time I need to run a task, where I need 100 droplets to process 100 data sources for 5 minutes and 10 minutes of waittime for droplet scrub. This would mean that I can process only 4 task (each task needs 100 droplets running in parallel) in one hour and 40 minutes of wait time for droplet scrubbing.


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The moment you hit delete, or in your case issue the api call, you stop being changed.