Some of my general purpose EC2 instances allow me to stop the instance when it isn’t needed, then restart it when I need it again. My Wowza instances only allow be to terminate, and that seems to completely tear down the instance, destroy the data, etc.
Is there any way I can modify my instance to allow me to stop a Wowza instance when it isn’t needed?
My motivation is this: I normally run very little traffic through Wowza. Once in a great while, though, my customers run big events with boatloads of traffic. I’d like to have a large or extra large instance defined and set up, maybe added to a load balancer, that I can fire up before a big event then stop when the event is over, so I don’t end up paying for a lot more capacity than I need.