Understanding Build Minutes

What are Build Minutes?

BuildGrid is Skycap’s integrated Docker image builder. Whenever you build images from source code (for example by taking a new Snapshot), or retag existing images, you make use of a metered resource called Build Minutes.

Calculating Build Minutes

Usage of Build Minutes is calculated by measuring the exact time (to the nearest second) that it takes for your image(s) to build from code. This includes the time taken to push the images into the image repo.

All other actions and functions do not consume BuildGrid minutes. This includes:

Monthly Build Minutes

Each Maestro account has a quota of Build Minutes included which refreshes each month. The number of Minutes available depends on the kind of account you have:

Build Minute overages

All paid accounts can exceed their monthly quota of Build Minutes. You will be charged for overages based on the following formula:

(number of build minutes) x $0.01

So, for example, 2 extra hours of Skycap Build time would cost $1.20 (120 mins times 1 cent per minute = $1.20).

(Community accounts can’t exceed the quota and builds will stop if they exceed the limit)

Rounding up during billing

At the end of each billing period we add up all overages and then round up to the nearest dollar.