Can we attach a block storage to a managed database?

Posted March 2, 2019 3.6k views
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The title is self explanatory. :)

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We currently run our database on a droplet with 8GB RAM / 50GB disk + 400GB volume attached to it.

The only thing stopping us from moving to managed db is the lack of volumes on managed db. Our db simply would not fit on managed db droplets or if it we could find such a droplet it would end up being x5 to x10 times more expensive.


Been 1.5 years and still no block storage for managed db. PLEASE ADD BLOCK STORAGE FOR MANAGED DB

Disappointed to find this answer to my question…


Hey friend,

Interesting question! Thank you for asking it. I could see the appeal to this. Right now this is not an option. I’m not sure how reasonable it would be to make it an option, but that is worth the thought experiment.


Hi, Any Update on this ? can we increase the disk space size for managed databases other than resizing them ? thanks

I could use the same. I moved from AWS to DO, to save money.

I have a DB Storage requirement of 300GB, had to move to the $480 droplet not worth the cost in my opinion.

Will be setting up a custom droplet next weekend to save money.

The other trouble I had moving from AWS was ElasticSearch service, I upgraded on Kubernetes and set up my own cluster.

Block storage would on Managed DB will help.

When can we expect this change for adding more storage on existing DB cluster

Hey there, this is a must! it’s not cost effective to scale managed db if this is lacking. Please add it!


I agree. This is a must. @rotem ’s scenario is valid for many others too.

What a shame DO doesn’t have this feature!

Same here. This is a must in order to go with managed databases.
Block storage should be available for managed databases.

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