Managed Database Quickstart

To follow along, you will need a DigitalOcean account. If you don’t already have one, you can register on the sign up page.

Create Database Clusters

  1. From the Create menu in the top right of the control panel, click Databases.
  2. Choose a database engine, cluster configuration, datacenter, and unique cluster name. Choosing a database in a different region than your Droplets will negatively impact performance.
  3. Click Create a Database Cluster.

Change Size or Number of Cluster Nodes

  1. Select your database cluster from the Databases page.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Edit in the Cluster configuration section.
  4. Select the node size and number of optional standby nodes.
  5. Click Save.

Relocate/Migrate Database Cluster

  1. Select your database cluster from the Databases page.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Edit in the Cluster datacenter section.
  4. Select the region and datacenter to which you want to relocate/migrate your cluster.
  5. Click Save.

Add Additional Users or Databases

  1. Select your database cluster from the Databases page.
  2. Click the Users & Databases tab.
  3. Enter users or database names in the corresponding field.
  4. Click Save.

Use a client application or command-line tool to manage specific user permissions.

Create a Connection Pool

  1. Select your database cluster from the Databases page
  2. Click the Connection Pools tab.
  3. Click Create a Connection Pool.
  4. Enter your pool name, the logical database to which the pool will connect, the user it will connect with, the pooling mode, and the pool size.
  5. Click Create Pool.

Delete a Database Cluster

  1. Select your database cluster from the Databases page.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Destroy in the Destroy this database cluster section.
  4. Enter the name of the database cluster.
  5. Click Destroy.