This is a +Google Cloud Platform
service related question; specifically about Google Cloud Shell
and inability to start it.
It worked fine for the past week.
But today, about 3 hours earlier onward, when I visit:console.cloud.google.com/storage
...and click on Products & Services
(the side-drawer menu, top left corner), and then choose Storage
(under STORAGE services), and then click on Activate Google Cloud Shell,
it says:Connecting: Provisioning your Google Cloud Shell machine...
...and then the following message:Service usage limits temporarily exceeded. Try connecting later. If you believe this is an error, please report via feedback. Close
Screenshot here: goo.gl/Vmeh3o
The message clearly says limits exceeded... But all I've been doing is:
gsutil -lhr gs://some-bucket/my-dir/** | tail -10
watch -n 25 'gsutil -lhr gs://some-bucket/my-dir/** | tail -10'
I let the watch
command running (BTW: does this operation incur a cost?).
I am uploading about 205 GBs of podcast archives (MP3s) that I need to hold onto for my research. So far I've transferred 89.9 GBs of data using:
gsutil -m cp -r my-dir gs://some-bucket
...from my laptop (sadly, Win 10 Pro for the moment). I don't have access to a Linux box to get a simple, clean listing with human-readable file sizes and summary, the last few lines, tail -10 i.e. (to keep an eye on progress of uploads, nor does gsutil cp provide any).
Trying to do the same on my Windows laptop involves some trashy PowerShell BS which I have no inclination in spending time on! :(
But now I can't start a Google Cloud Shell,
which indeed was a great convenience...
I checked billing and see this:Cloud Storage Durable Reduced Availability Storage:
2.541 Gibibyte-months (Source:some-bucket), US$ 0.05 debited
andCloud Storage Class A Request:
13998 Counts (Source:some-bucket), US$ 0.14 debited.
That's fine with me, as I am OK to pay for the storage I use and the operations I make.
Any tips on why cloud shell access won't start
and give that limit-exceeded message?