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It takes up to 10 minutes to write file to GCS

When I create the instances it takes up to 10 minutes to finally copy the file to Cloud Storage

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That’s normal and I got the same experience. The machine type f1-micro is very very weak (that’s why it’s for lab purpose), so in order for it to complete everything written in the startup script, it has to "struggle" a lot hence took lots of time.

Try to change to "normal" machine types like n1-standard-x and you will see a whole difference in terms of performance. But that will be out of the "always free" tier and it will consume your trial credit, so better having a close look and terminate it when you’ve finished.


Thank you so much for your help! This also helps to have a better understanding of the f1-micro capabilities

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