Downgrade managed database (Error 412)

My aim is to reduce the size of my Redis/Postgres cluster to 1GB from 2 GB using the API:

doctl database resize DATABASE_ID --size db-s-1vcpu-1gb --num-nodes=1

However, I’m encountering the following error message:

Error: PUT 412 (request "95e7feb9-8524-4b69-b98e-edddc98cd6ff") not enabled for this feature

Any ideas?

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March 11, 2023

Hello there,

Alternatively, you can resize the database cluster to resize your choice using DO API/DOCTL CLI.

You can check the comment from Rajkishore here:


Bobby Iliev
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March 6, 2023

Hey @hidinglightcyananemone,

In addition to what KFSys has mentioned already, the best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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March 3, 2023

Hey @hidinglightcyananemone,

At the moment Digitalocean does not support scaling down of a Managed database cluster from the UI, You can read about limitations here:

To move from a bigger node to a smaller node, create a new cluster with the desired node size and import your data.