Managed Disks Storage Costs - Deallocated VMs with Managed Disks and HDD

SteveUK 116 Reputation points
2020-07-07T09:15:18.017+00:00

Hi there,

Pretty new to Azure and have been using the free trial to find my way around.

Initially I created a few VMs (Windows Servers) with Premium SSD Managed disks and even though I wasn't using them much, the costs were a few GB pounds a day. Seeing as I want to keep some VMs there to 'dip in' to and keep the knowledge fresh moving forward, I wanted to see if I could reduce costs as much as possible.

Therefore, I swapped the disks to Standard HDD and yes, the daily cost for the storage reduced a fair bit.

I've just checked today, around a week after I last used the machines and the daily storage cost has gone down to zero!

No, I'm not complaining but I didn't think this is how it worked, i.e. if you have VMs created and they are using storage then that costs per day / month, etc.

Just trying to figure out what the cost profile might be moving forward when I upgrade my subscription, post free trial.

Thanks, Steve

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  1. SteveUK 116 Reputation points
    2020-07-10T14:30:42.093+00:00

    hi Sadiqh,

    Thanks for getting back to me. I've logged back in today and a daily cost is now showing for all the days where it was missing previously!

    Boooo, knew it was too good to be true!

    Best Regards, Steve


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