If you no longer require a machine, you can remove it from existence completely, or to put it simply, terminate it.
There are no automatic backups, no reversal of accidental deletion. You are solely responsible for any machines that exist in the cloud and it is up to you to ensure those things are properly backed up!
Before you terminate a machine / cluster, it might be a good idea to go through this list and ensure you don't delete important information.
Make sure you have considered:
- Snapshoting any important volumes associated to this machine, in case you need to restore Operating Systems / Data
- Detaching any storage volumes you wish to keep as project volumes, or clicked the toggles to show Keep on Termination (on the machine summary or the terminate modal - more info below)
- Packaging this machine - in case you wish to fire up this exact machine again
Ok, so you're really, really sure?! Alright..
Terminating a single machine
To get to the terminate machine modal, navigate to the Machine Summary page.
Select the Settings tab on the machine you want to terminate, then click Terminate Machine
And below, the Terminate Machine Modal!
In the first card, a summary of the machine you are about to terminate
And in the next section, a summary of all the storage devices currently attached to this machine.
Here's your last chance to keep this volume! See the Keep on termination toggle on the right hand side? Switch this on for each volume to keep it when the machine is terminated.
You can also check this on and off by clicking the Delete / Keep on Termination toggle on the machine summary page, shown below
And finally, the TERMINATE MACHINE button at the bottom of the modal.
This is THE button! Press this and the machine will be sent to self destruct!
Terminating a cluster
First navigate to the Autoscale cluster page
Click on the settings tab for the cluster to be deleted and click Terminate Cluster
Review the storage that is to be deleted with this cluster, and click Terminate Machine
And then smile! You are an efficient terminator.