Hi, I was able to upgrade my DB cluster, but there is no option to downgrade it! I don’t understand why not. I can downgrade and upgrade my droplets whenever I want, but not my DB cluster? Is there a way to do this, other than backing up, destroying and creating a smaller DB cluster.
If there isn’t another way, then please help me with my case, only 2 days in the entire month do I need the additional DB memory and CPU, and honestly I do not wish to spend the extra $60 or even $90 a month, just for those two high season days, so what can I do to avoid paying more than I should.
Do read only nodes help me with this case? Assuming I have reconfigured my software, to distribute connections between primary and read-only node, for read statements, does this help me with my case, when the high season is over, I could just destroy the read only node.
Or is there a better option, cause’ honestly this solution sounds like a lot of work.
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At the moment Digitalocean does not support scaling down of a Managed database cluster from the UI, You can read about limitations here:
Alternatively, you can resize the database cluster to size your choice using DO API/DOCTL CLI.
Please note, there are 3 different slugs identifiers for machine type. You have to modify them according to your cluster resize slug size. For example
I hope this helps!
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!
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