Temporarily scale instances to zero?

In order to do some database maintenance, one of my colleagues wants to temporarily spin down instances of some waypoint apps. In heroku, I would run e.g. heroku ps:scale web=0 worker=0 --app=my-app How would I accomplish this using waypoint?

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Hi lukemelia,

Good question! Currently, Waypoint doesn’t have the ability to scale existing deployments - your best bet is probably to use the cloud directly (i.e. scale down the deployment with kubectl, if you’re deploying to kubernetes).

We’ve thought about building deployment scaling to allow developers to scale apps up in response to increased load, but haven’t deeply considered apps that need to be periodically scaled to zero. We’d be very interested to hear more about the use case - feel free to describe more here or in a feature request.