Edit connection timeout in MySQL Managed Database

I have a managed database whose connection timeout I have to edit as it does not receive much traffic. How can I do that?

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Bobby Iliev
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July 1, 2024

Hi there,

You can modify the managed database cluster configurations using the DigitalOcean API:

The curl request would look as follows:

curl -X PATCH \
  -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
  -H "Authorization: Bearer $DIGITALOCEAN_TOKEN" \
  -d '{"config": {"connect_timeout": 3600}}' \

The connect_timeout config option accepts parameters between 2 and 3600.

An alternative option here is to use the doctl CLI tool instead of the HTTP API:

Hope that this helps!

- Bobby

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July 1, 2024


Since it’s a managed product you can’t modify some of the settings and if not mistaken changing the timeout is exactly that.

Having said that, I don’t see why you’ll need to do something like that. All in all, when connecting to your Database it should be to do an Operation and a connection shouldn’t stay long.

Is it possible you’ve not allowed your Droplet’s IP to your Managed Database?

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