How to Reconfigure MongoDB Database Clusters

MongoDB is a source-available cross-platform document-oriented database program for high-volume storage. Classified as a NoSQL database program, MongoDB uses JSON-like documents with optional schemas.

You can update your database engine’s parameters with the API, such as verbosity and default_read_concern. For a full list of the parameters you can edit, see our API reference. Under the REQUEST BODY SCHEMA section, click config, and then click the mongo option.

To ensure database stability, you can only edit the parameters listed in our API reference. To change other MongoDB parameters, contact support.

Update a Database’s Configuration Using the API

How to update a database's configuration using the DigitalOcean API

To update a database's configuration using the DigitalOcean API, follow these steps:

  1. Create a personal access token, and save it for use with the API.

  2. Send a PATCH request to{database_cluster_uuid}/config


    To update a database's configuration with cURL, call:

                    curl -X PATCH \
      -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
      -H "Authorization: Bearer $DIGITALOCEAN_TOKEN" \
      -d '{"config": {"sql_mode": "ANSI,ERROR_FOR_DIVISION_BY_ZERO,NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION,NO_ZERO_DATE,NO_ZERO_IN_DATE,STRICT_ALL_TABLES","sql_require_primary_key": true}}' \


                    import os
    from pydo import Client
    client = Client(token=os.environ.get("DIGITALOCEAN_TOKEN"))
    resp = client.databases.patch_config(database_cluster_uuid="a7aba9d")