Shut down a Notebooks instance

You can shut down a Notebooks instance to stop any processing for the instance or to delete the instance. Once you've shut down your instance, you won't incur any charges unless your instance has persistent disks attached. To stop being charged for an instance with disks attached, delete the Notebooks instance in addition to shutting it down. For more information see pricing.

To shut down a Notebooks instance, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Notebooks page in the Google Cloud Console.

    Go to the Notebooks page

  2. Select Open JupyterLab for the instance that you want to open.

    It is important to stop all running processes in case there are operations that need to complete before you shut down your Notebooks instance. For example, I/O processes that are writing to disk.

    To stop all running processes:

    1. Select the Running Terminals and Kernels tab to show all of the processes running.

      Select the Running Terminals and Kernels tab

    2. Click Shutdown next to each running process.

  3. Close the browser tab or window for your Notebooks instance.

  4. Return to the Notebooks page in the Google Cloud Console.

    Go to the Notebooks page

  5. Select the instance that you want to shut down, and then select Stop.

    Stop a Notebooks instance