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Can I scale down a managed database?

Posted January 25, 2021 684 views
DigitalOcean Managed MySQL Database

Is it possible to reduce the size/cost of your managed database once you’ve scaled up to a larger size? We recently increased the size of a managed database and we’re finding we don’t need the level of resources we resized to.
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Hello,

You cannot resize cluster nodes to smaller sizes. To move from a bigger node to a smaller node, create a new cluster with the desired node size and import your data. Refer to below link under limits section:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/databases/mysql/#managed-database-cluster-limits

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Sri Charan