How to Create Database Clusters Limited Availability

Managed Databases are currently in limited availability. Learn more.

During the Limited Availability period, once you opt in on the Databases page, you can create a DigitalOcean Database Cluster at any time from the Create menu by selecting Databases. This will take you to the Create a Database page.

Once you select Databases, you’ll have the following choices:

  1. Select a database engine. For PostgreSQL, major versions 10 and 11 are currently supported. The latest minor version is selected by default.

  2. Choose a cluster configuration. The smallest node size (1GB-RAM-1-vCPU) cannot be configured with a standby node. All other node sizes support standby nodes, which can be configured now or added later. See Cluster High Availability for details about failover.

    The combined monthly cost of the database nodes is displayed to the right, with the hourly cost underneath.

    Screenshot of Cluster configuration choices

    The size of database nodes can be increased at any time but cannot be decreased.

  3. Choose a datacenter region. Choose the region for your database. Choosing a database in a different region than your Droplets may negatively impact performance. Regions where you have Droplets have an indicator below which will display the Droplets in that region when hovered over.

    The managed databases service will not be offered in NYC2, AMS2, and SFO1. Singapore (SGP1) is planned later in 2019.

  4. Finalize and Create. While a name for your database is generated automatically, you can give it a custom name between 3 - 63 characters long consisting of alphanumeric characters and dashes only.

    When you’re ready, click the Create a Database Cluster button.

    Screenshot of Create a Cluster button

Clusters typically take five minutes or more to provision, but you can complete important configuration tasks such as restricting inbound connections while you wait.