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Pause kubernetes cluster - billing price

Hi, I’m not sure if this question is already asked, but I need a way to pause kubernetes cluster from DO billing it, while the cluster is in idle state.

For example, I’ve created this month kubernetes cluster with multiple nodes for playground purpose only, and I’m switching on that cluster from time to time for learning stuff only, but the monthly bill increasing everyday, even I don’t use it.

I don’t like to destroy the full cluster, but to pause without charging it, while is it in idle state.

BR, Igor


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I remember reading somewhere that you can’t have a DOKS cluster with zero nodes. So the best you can do is reduce your cluster size down to one node of the cheapest type.

Other options:

  • If it’s just a playground, you could run and test Kubernetes locally until you really can make use of an always-on cluster.
  • Could you do what you’re doing with something other than kubernetes. Function as a service (Lambda / Azure Functions)?