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De-amazoning myself by removing everything on AWS, damn they make it hard to delete buckets if you have versioning turned on. The easiest way to close your AWS account might be to just stop paying the bill. Then they'll figure out how to delete it all I'm sure.

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@jduckles They will keep on emailing you for years as long as the amount owed is small enough ... been there. $0.20 per month for some data on S3 that's probably been there for over 10 years ... can't be bothered to find out what it is.

@yojimbo I'm right there in that same monthly billing zone 😂. Deleted all the files in a bucket, tried to delete the bucket and it said I had delete the versioned files 🤦‍♂️. Gonna see if a lifcycle rule fixes me up in a day or so to be able to nuke it all.

@jduckles @yojimbo yeah, we at the OERF have a residual monthly bill of $7ish and cannot for the life of us figure out how to get rid of the service. Sucks, actually. And I agree, defaulting is probably the only way out.

@jduckles Am about to set up some cloud platforms. Tending towards GCP but keen on your experiences before I jump in.

@kiwidonkey it all depends on what you’re trying to accomplish and at what scale. If small scale, start at Digital Ocean or Vultr, if VPS will work, Contabo is a huge value. If you want all the buckets and queues and serverless stuff you may want GCP or AWS, but things like fly.io are compelling and worth considering. Again all depends on what you want to accomplish now and what your expected budget will be in the future.

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