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Subscription 2280012-p-pm-des-5869 : Cost analysis descrepency even after shutting down VM during off hours

Hello team,

We have scheduled start/stop of VM during off hours. After doing so, we are not able to see change in our billing.

When I checked "cost by resource", I figured out that it is charging cost for storage. However, our server is in production but we are not using that server / storing any data on server for now due to some security issues. Without any data, why is it calculating cost for storage?

Could you please help us resolve this issue?
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Hey @PoorvaAshtekar-0322,

I am just following up with you to find if my previous respond answered your question.

Thank you!

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Hello @olgaoos ,

I have a follow up question to my previous question.

We had 2 VM's that were created with same IP address and machine. We deleted one VM (Test-del) on 30th March,2021 as it was duplicate.

We observed that cost for "Test-del" VM was 3 EUR in month of Feb and in month of march it spiked to 27 EUR.

As per my knowledge, we are not using any of our VM's as mentioned before because we are still dealing with some security issues. Hence, the cost should not have increased.

Could you please help us with this issue?

Regards,
Poorva

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Yes, this is correct.

You are not billed for the VM while it in the deallocated power state. However, some Azure resources, such as Disks and Networking will continue to incur charges.

Premium SSD: The total cost of Premium SSD Managed Disks depends on the size and number of the disks, and will be affected by the number of outbound data transfers.

Snapshots: You can store full snapshots and images for Premium SSD Managed Disks on Standard storage. You can choose between locally redundant (LRS) and zone redundant (ZRS) snapshot options. These snapshots and images are charged at $0.05/GB per month for both Standard LRS and ZRS options based on the used portion of the disk.

Please also keep in mind, if you changed a performance tier on a disk, you will be billed for the upgraded tier.

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Please let me know if that answers your question.


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