Access Database from Directus One-Click Installation Droplet


I’m using a Digtalocean-Droplet for Hosting a Just for context, directus is some kind of headless cms, running on node.js. It stores the entered data in a MySQL or PostgreSQL database.

My question is: How can I access the database, where the data ist stored from my installation? Via the console? I need that access, because i need to delete some stuff in that database…

Thanks für your help!


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I have the same question.

I would like to know how to save the database managed by the CMS Directus. (created with one-click install from DigitalOcean).

Any idea to do this?

Hi there @leamoser,

It looks like that the Directus One-Click Installation Droplet uses PostgreSQL and not MySQL.

In order to access PostgreSQL via the command line you could run the following command:

  • Then switch to the postgres user:
sudo su postgres
  • Access the directus database:
psql directus
  • To list all available tables run:
  • Then you could run your SQL queries as normal.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby