Does GCE need NVME drives?

vFlagR

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Hey,

So I've been playing around with the GCE deployment options in PgBlitz the past couple of days as I'm spinning up and destroying servers to test them. While playing around I thought it would be nice to be able to stop/start the server so that I didn't spend too much money (I've used my credits and I'm too lazy to make another account). So I went ahead and added stop/start options to the menu only to realise that the GCE servers that PgBlitz builds can't be stopped because they use Local SSDs (I believe this is the NVME drives).

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So my question is, do we _need_ to use NVME drives? If I forked PGBlitz GCE and created a version that used standard SSD's or HDD's would it work OK for PgBlitz? For testing purposes at least, I don't plan on using these servers for 24/7 downloading, mostly for testing beta releases.

Thanks!
vFlagR
 

vFlagR

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You can probably get a new account with credits, google lets you use the same card more than once.
Ah yeah, I almost definitely could. I honestly don't mind paying something per month for a server but it'd be nice to be able to turn if off/on so that I'm not burning money overnight or when I'm not actively using it. Unfortunately can't do that with NVME servers in GCP
 

itsgoingdown

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Hi, I would very much appreciate this being a part of say v9 specially the part where it wouldn't install PG when it detects a GCE instance.
 

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