Can I scale down a managed 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. Thanks!

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Hi @johnbent,

Alternatively, you can resize the database cluster to the size of your choice using DO API/DOCTL CLI apart from backing up and migrating your data to smaller nodes.

Check the below Community question link that was answered on how to downgrade DB cluster :

I hope this helps!

Regards, Rajkishore


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:

Hope this helps!

Cheers, Sri Charan