How do i set up expire_logs_days=7 in DO? Is it even possible?

By default expire_logs_days is set to 0 in my DigitalOcean SQL database.

When executing “set global expire_logs_days=7;” command in MySQL Workbench i get an error “Error Code: 1227. Access denied; you need (at least one of) the SUPER or SYSTEM_VARIABLES_ADMIN privilege(s) for this operation”

How can i get those permissions or is there any other way to change expire_logs_days value?

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December 21, 2022

Hi @arseniyaxolotl,

Unfortunately, the expire_logs_days variable is not something you can edit on the Managed Database platform. As a Managed Database, you don’t have full administrator access to it and similar values such as the expire_logs_days can’t be changed.

If you wish to see which values you can change/adjust, you can check the following API page:

Bobby Iliev
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December 21, 2022

Hi there,

The expire_logs_days value is not configurable for the Managed MySQL database clusters.

You can change only the following fields listed in the API documentation here:

Can you confirm why do you need that specific value adjusted?