DigitalOcean managed Postgres out of memory

I am using managed Postgres, version 15. I have the cheapest instance, with 1 CPU, 1GB RAM and 10 GB space. I have a small database (aprox 25 tables), so the resources should be enough.

However, even when not using the database (not querying or inserting), the disk usage continues to go up. I suspect that the logging might be an issue… from the API I’ve set the temp_log_size property to a small size, still no success.

Does anybody know what I can do? I don’t think that it is possible to access the configuration file directly. Thanks a lot.

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Bobby Iliev
Site Moderator
Site Moderator badge
February 12, 2023

Hi there,

I recently answered a similar question here.

I could suggest trying to narrow down which database and tables are using most of the disk space. You could use the following queries:

  • Check the size of a specific database:
SELECT pg_size_pretty(pg_database_size('defaultdb'));
  • Check the size of a specific table:
SELECT pg_size_pretty( pg_total_relation_size('table_name_here') );

Let me know how it goes!



Try DigitalOcean for free

Click below to sign up and get $200 of credit to try our products over 60 days!

Sign up

card icon
Get our biweekly newsletter

Sign up for Infrastructure as a Newsletter.

Sign up
card icon
Hollie's Hub for Good

Working on improving health and education, reducing inequality, and spurring economic growth? We’d like to help.

Learn more
card icon
Become a contributor

You get paid; we donate to tech nonprofits.

Learn more
Welcome to the developer cloud

DigitalOcean makes it simple to launch in the cloud and scale up as you grow – whether you’re running one virtual machine or ten thousand.

Learn more ->
DigitalOcean Cloud Control Panel