Is it possible to use the PostgreSQL migration feature when using the DOKS Database Operator?

Hi, I have a Managed PostgreSQL Database at DigitalOcean, which is attached and managed by a DigitalOcean Kuberenetes (DOKS) Database Operator. From the documentation, I gathered that it is not recommended to use control panel features to edit settings of Database Operator managed databases.

However, I have a PostgreSQL database self-hosted with another provider that I would want to migrate to this Managed Database at DigitalOcean. I noticed that DigitalOcean offers a PostgreSQL migration service through the control panel, which would be helpful for this. However, I wasn’t sure if this feature would work, given the information above. The operator documentation lists “migrating database clusters between region” as a current limitation. Is that referring to the PostgreSQL migration feature, or some other migration feature within DigitalOcean?

Thanks in advance!

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Bobby Iliev
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February 20, 2023
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Hi there,

I believe that this should work as expected. You should be able to do this via your control panel directly.

The migration across regions is moving the database cluster itself from let’s say NYC to SFO for example.

On another note, all standard limitations listed here also apply:

Hope that this helps!



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