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Toggle To Keep Runtime Environments Running While Not Connected to Internet



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    Mahdiar Sadeghi

    If we are not going to have this feature, what would be best way to run analysis offline? Should convert the notebook to a workflow? Just wondering, as I am dealing with the same problem.

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    Sushma Chaluvadi

    Hello Mahdiar and Alexander,

    Currently the runtime will not auto-pause if kernel is active. However, if your notebook is not connected to a browser, the results of your run would not be print out in the notebook so you can and will need to write the outputs out to a file if you want to keep them. 

    The details of all auto-pause in kernels is described under "Kernel activity prevents auto-pause" section of this article.

    Please let us know if this is not the information you were looking for!

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    I'm adding this additional context from Matt Bookman here, which seems relevant to this topic:

    It would also be nice if users had more control over behavior of the VMs. I was thinking about this same issue in the context of a few different desired user experiences:

    1. I have a laptop and I want to kick off a long-running notebook; as soon as I kick off the notebook I want to close my laptop and drive into the office.
    2. I have a laptop and I want my notebooks to pause and my notebook VM to pause when I close the laptop and drive home.
    3. I have a workstation (which is always running) and I want to be able to leave my browser open and have my VM auto pause
    4. I have a workstation (which is always running) and I want to be able to leave my browser open and have my notebooks keep running

    Today, #2 and #4 are the observed behaviors. #4 surprised a few people as they didn't realize their notebook VM just kept running (overnight, over the weekend...)

    My ideal situation would be to have the control to explicitly state my intention; do I want my notebook to be long running or do I want "idleness" to be more aggressively detected. If I do accidentally leave a browser tab open to a notebook - it would be great if there was some other avenue in which I could be informed that my VM is running and has been running for [time].

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