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How to create a database

Reviewed on 11 February 2024Published on 11 August 2023

This page shows you how to create a Serverless SQL Database using the Scaleway console.

Before you start

To complete the actions presented below, you must have:

  • A Scaleway account logged into the console
  • Owner status or IAM permissions allowing you to perform actions in the intended Organization

How to create a database

  1. Click SQL Databases in the Serverless section of the side menu. The Serverless SQL Databases page displays.

  2. Click + Create database. The database creation wizard displays.

  3. Complete the following steps in the wizard:

    • Choose a region, which is the geographical location in which your database will be created.
    • Select a default engine version from the drop-down menu.
    • Configure your database autoscaling. Your database will scale within the defined range to match the incoming load.

      Define a minimum of 1 vCPU or more to avoid cold starts that can take a few seconds.

    • Enter a name for your database, or keep the randomly-generated name. The name must only contain alphanumeric characters and dashes.
    • Verify the estimated cost.
  4. Click Create database to finish. The setting up of your database will take a few seconds. Check the Overview tab to see its status.

See also
How to connect to a Serverless SQL Database
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