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How to upgrade a Managed Database

Reviewed on 16 December 2021Published on 11 May 2019

You can upgrade your Database Instance in two ways: by increasing its Block Storage volume or by changing the node type.


How to increase a Block Storage volume

  • Block Storage for Managed Databases is currently only available for Instances located in the AMS and WAW regions.
  • Your Managed Database requires you to have a Block Storage volume
  1. Scroll down to Volume settings in the overview page of your selected Database Instance.

  2. Click Increase Volume Size. A pop up appears.

  3. Specify your volume capacity (in GB). The amount you define will be your new volume capacity.


    You can increase your Block Storage volume to up to 10 TB. The block volume capacity can only be increased in chunks of 5GB. Block volume sizes cannot be decreased.

  4. Click Increase Volume to confirm.

How to change the node type

In case you want to upgrade to an Instance with local storage, you have to change the Database node type.

  1. Click Database in the the side menu. A list of your Database Instances displays.

  2. Click the name of the Instance that you want to upgrade.

  3. Scroll down to the Node Settings section in the Database Information page. Then, click Modify Node Type.

  4. Choose the specifications of the new Database Instance from the dropdown list.

  5. Click Validate to confirm your choices.


    Make sure that the Database Instance you choose provides sufficient disk space for your database. Otherwise, an error message will be displayed and the database will not be upgraded.

The action of changing the node type will perform a rolling upgrade of your Database Instance, which will be done without downtime.

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