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Learn how to configure automated environment rebuilds.

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

Criteria for Autostart

Your environment must be:

  • Active (Active environments are those that have been opened in the last four days)
  • Off (Autostart doesn't work when environments are on to prevent the triggering of a rebuild while you're working)

Coder may trigger Autostart up to 5 minutes before your scheduled time to ensure all queued environments are ready on time.

Enabling Autostart

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

  2. Select the Autostart tab and set your desired Autostart time.

    Set Autostart time

  3. Select the environments for which you want to enable Autostart and save.

    Select environments to

Enabling Autostart for New Environments

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

Enable Autostart with New Environment

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