How to change timescaleDB license to timescale

Posted August 2, 2021 1.1k views
PostgreSQLDigitalOcean Managed PostgreSQL Database


I have added timescaleDB extension in Postgres managed database, while running some queries I get the below error

ERROR: functionality not supported under the current “apache” license
HINT: Upgrade your license to ‘timescale’ to use this free community feature.

How to change the timescaleDB license timescale?

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Hi there,

As a database as a service provider DO only support TimescaleDB Open Source which is available under the Apache 2.0 License. The error you are getting is because you are trying to use a feature available under a community license.

Section 2.2 of the above TSL license explicitly prohibits offering functionality covered by the TSL license in any database-as-a-service offering. As such, we are unable to provide these features as part of the DigitalOcean hosted TimescaleDB service.

For more information on Postgres extension and limitations, please check the below URL :

You can make this feature request and other ideas with DO at