When you’re using a Cloud SQL instance as a development server you likely don’t need to have it running constantly. If so, you can greatly reduce the cost of using Cloud SQL by scheduling your development server to start every morning when your work day starts and stop it each evening when you’re done with your development work. Configuring your instances to run this way can save you up to 75% of the cost to run an instance per week versus having it continuously running.

This blog post will walk you through the steps to configure your Cloud SQL instance…

Jonathan Simon

Developer Programs Engineer for Google Cloud Databases

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