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How do I use Timescale DB with Managed Postgres in App Platform

I was reading the tutorial on how to download timescaleDB on Ubuntu, but it did not seem to provide instructions on how to use on a Postgres managed database that is spun up from the app platform PaaS. Is this possible or do I need to setup a managed DB external to app platform ie. on TimescaleDB website and allow a connection to that via my app?

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Hello,

There has been a similar question asked here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/timescale-db-in-managed-pgsql

Basically, TimescaleDB is available as a PostgreSQL extension on DigitalOcean Managed database cluster.

You can install supported extensions with psql’s CREATE EXTENSION command:

CREATE EXTENSION <extension-name>;

You can also see a list of available extensions from the psql’s command line, use the following command:

SELECT * FROM pg_available_extensions;

For more information on Postgres extension and limitations, please check the below URL : https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/databases/postgresql/resources/supported-extensions/

Hope that this helps.

Regards,

Bobby