Coder automatically turns off idle workspaces to help manage resource expenditure. Typically, this means workspaces turn off overnight and remain offline until a rebuild is requested. With auto-start, you can request automated rebuilds at a time that suits your workflow. You can expect your workspaces to be ready for you at the start of each workday.

Criteria for auto-start

Your workspace must be:

  • Active (Active workspaces are those that have been opened in the last four days)
  • Off (auto-start doesn't work when workspaces are on to prevent the triggering of a rebuild while you're working)
  • The current day of week must be allowed for auto-start by your organization.

Coder may trigger auto-start up to 5 minutes before your scheduled time to ensure all queued workspaces are ready on time.

Enabling auto-start

  1. Click on your avatar in the top-right and select Account in the drop-down menu.

  2. Select the Auto-start tab and set your desired auto-start time.

    Set auto-start time

    You can also set your local timezone. This ensures that your workspace will start at the correct time if you experience seasonal Daylight Savings Time (DST) changes.

    Set auto-start timezone

  3. Select the workspaces for which you want to enable auto-start and save.

    Select workspaces to auto-start

Enabling auto-start for new workspaces

When creating a new workspace, you may enable auto-start by checking the box labeled Automatically turn this workspace on at (HH:MM) (where HH:MM is your configured time).

Enable auto-start with new workspace

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