Unused Database

Hey, I have a backend talking to my express server. Both are hosted on Railway. The thing is I am not using the database all the time. What should I do? Will I be charged for the DB all around the month? Is DB not based on usage?
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Percy
Percy11mo ago
Project ID: 2a94e3ef-7b10-4224-a397-6be8185939c8
spiritanand
spiritanand11mo ago
2a94e3ef-7b10-4224-a397-6be8185939c8 Should I consider deleting the database? My usage looks like:- Memory Usage $ 6.20 CPU Usage $ 0.10 It's mainly usage (which I guess cannot be brought up and down)
Brody
Brody11mo ago
databases are based on the same usage prices the services are
spiritanand
spiritanand11mo ago
@Brody I will be charged for a DB for the amount of data it stores right?
Brody
Brody11mo ago
good question, no, they get a 32gb volume that isn't included in any costs
spiritanand
spiritanand11mo ago
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spiritanand
spiritanand11mo ago
I am being charged for data stored. Did not understand the 32GB thing?
Brody
Brody11mo ago
network data yeah
spiritanand
spiritanand11mo ago
its not network data right it is database storage that is killing me?
spiritanand
spiritanand11mo ago
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spiritanand
spiritanand11mo ago
how can I decode this? what does this mean?
Brody
Brody11mo ago
I don't understand the confusion here
spiritanand
spiritanand11mo ago
there is no confusion
Brody
Brody11mo ago
I assure you 4.47 is very normal for an idle mysql database
spiritanand
spiritanand11mo ago
I am just trying to understand the reason behind the SQL charge? is it because my DB is online and has data?
Brody
Brody11mo ago
for the resources, it's a running database of course it's gonna cost something
spiritanand
spiritanand11mo ago
ok ok. No I am new to this. So a db will be charged for 24 *7 right? becuae it is on always?
Brody
Brody11mo ago
correct
spiritanand
spiritanand11mo ago
ok so the solutions I have are 1. shut down the DB, 2. or upgrade to Pro plans? how would pro plan help me though? I would still be charged the same amount right ? 3. pay whatever I use...
Brody
Brody11mo ago
1. unless you take a backup you lose the data when you remove it 2. it wouldn't, you'd now end up paying 20$ + the costs of the database 3. correct
spiritanand
spiritanand11mo ago
Thanks @Brody