Is it possible to have TC simply start/stop an EC2 instance? Not terminate

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Hi,

First, the Amazon EC2 integration is awesome.  So my question is:  can TC start/stop an EC2 instance rather than terminating them?

I know within the TC UI the terms start/stop are used but to EC2 they are implemented as Terminate requests.

My source tree is pretty big and I have to suffer a big vcs transfer to an Agent when they first come online.

If TC simply stopped them and then started them, I would save on that first massive transfer.

It's a small feature but in my situation it would be awesomely usefull.  I don't mind paying the EBS costs for my agent drives when it saves me 15+ minutes for getting Agents online.

Remember, TC rocks!

Thanks,

Mark.

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Mark,

Stopping is not supported for the time being. Feel free to file a feature request into our tracker.

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Just as a note, this feature is supported in version 9.1.7. Looks like it was removed in 10.

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Hello Rcontreras,

There were no related changes and this feature should be supported in 10 version. If it does not work for you, please create a new forum thread and post details. Thank you!

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Alina, you're correct, I chose an AMI during my configuration instead of an Instance ID so I initially didn't observe the start/stop behavior. Once I switched to an Instance ID the normal idle behavior happened.

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