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Amazon EC2 Browser – Timer to Stop Instances

When using the new O2 Amazon EC browser tool (which works really well and is really helping me to better manage my EC2 usage), I reallized that what I really wanted was a way to stop instances after a certain period.

The problem is that Amazon EC2 can be quite expensive if we leave the instances running for a while (and in a lot of cases they are not needed to be up for longer periods of time). The lack of automatically stopping instances (after a while) was really preventing me from trying a couple ‘high performace’  instances (since they can be up to 11USD per day). 

The solution was to add a feature to the O2 Amazon EC browser where we could set-up a timer that would stop the instances after 1h (60m), with the ability to reset the clock if we wanted more time).

This feature is now availbale on the latest version of the  Tool – Amazon EC2 Browser.h2 O2 script (see ‘Stop Instances in 60 minutes panel on the bottom right):

This will also allow me to better manage the O2 images that I am providing to the O2 Subscribers

April 10, 2011 - Posted by | EC2

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