I have Lite plan.
I am using Watson Text-to-speech service in a Node-Red Dashboard application flow. If the service is not used even for a short time (say 30 minutes) it goes to inactive state. Then the Node-Red app fails. I have to recreate new Text-to-Speech service instance from catalog etc. every time the service goes to Inactive state so that service can be used by the Node-Red app.
Can someone help with answers to:
How to reactivate the service which went into Inactive state ?
How to prevent it going to Inactive state in the first place?
I upgraded my IBM cloud plan yesterday from Lite to Pay-as-you-go. I was hoping that, with the upgrade, the above problem will disappear from today. No luck; same issue. Regrettably, I had to create the service from scratch again and again.
I contacted IBM Cloud Support to address this issue. They said that I have reached my monthly limit for number of characters for this service. I upgraded this service to a standard plan (can be done by clicking on Text-To-Speech service and Plan) and it became active.