Working through a book called 'Google Cloud Platform in Action'

I'm on the chapter about Cloud Spanner.

There's a bit in it that says "Though Cloud Spanner is powerful, it can also be expensive. This means that if you turn on an instance in this tutorial, don’t forget to turn it off afterward or you may get a bigger bill than you expected!"

However, the author doesn't mention how to turn it off.

My questions are:

  1. Will this charge me even though I'm following along with the book and working with small amounts of data?
  2. How do I 'switch it off'? I've had a good search around and can't find any way to do this. In the end I just deleted the instance just in case.


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