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How to change the volume type of your Database

Reviewed on 18 December 2023Published on 10 March 2021
Security & Identity (IAM)

To perform certain actions described below, you must either be the Owner of the Organization in which the actions will be performed, or an IAM user with the necessary permissions.

  • You have an account and are logged into the Scaleway console
  • You have a PostgreSQL or MySQL Database Instance
  • You have a Database Instance with local storage

It is possible to change your volume type anytime in the Scaleway console.

  1. Click PostgreSQL and MySQL under Managed Databases on the side menu. A list of your Database Instances displays.

  2. Click the name of the Database Instance you want to edit. The database’s Overview page displays.

  3. Scroll down to Volume settings, then click Change volume type.


    Before changing the volume type, make sure your Instance is in one of the following states:

    • READY (represented as “Running” in the Scaleway console)

    A pop-up appears.

  4. Select Block Storage from the drop-down menu.

  5. Click Update volume type to confirm.

    The Database Instance goes into the Initializing state.


    If you are changing from a Block to a local volume, make sure to select a node with a local storage size greater than or equal to your current Block Storage.

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