There doesn’t seem to be any official docs on lowering the specs of a managed MySQL DB.

I was thinking of creating a separate DB and then restoring the old DB to it, but I will then have to change all the connections to the DB. Is there a simpler way to do this where I can keep all the old connections?

If not I will think about moving to a different cloud service as it will be the same amount of work migrating the DB.

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Yeah, it is very unhappily solved. It would be great to have the possibility to set disk size when upgrading to another level to keep the size of the disk of the lower specification so we could in future easily downgrade. It should be the same as with the droplets.