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Hi, thanks for the idea. Cloud Shell is meant to be a fast and easy way to quickly interact with a VM shell, and the free nature is connected to the fact that it’s a small VM you’re getting. For more elaborate work, you may want to consider configuring an Image in GCE just the way you want it, and then spinning up instances of that Image as necessary. With our 10-minute minimum billing duration for a VM, it would likely still be quite affordable.Obulapathi N Challa commented
It would be great to have the Cloud Shell to be attached to a persistent disk and boot of that. This way all the binaries that are installed with still be there after restart. Also option to have bigger persistent disk would be great too. I don't mind paying for few more GB's to persist all my data.
Thanks, we hear this request from customers often. We hope it can be enabled in the future, and will provide updates here as more information becomes available.Obulapathi N Challa commented
There is a lot of legacy code that was written against Oracle Databases. Lot of companies are just too busy focusing on their product. They don't want to rewrite the applications for MySQL or NoSQL data stores. Providing Oracle and PostgreSQL at minimum would make migration of apps to Google Cloud very easy.
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