How to Relocate Database Clusters

MySQL is an open source, object-relational database built with speed and reliability in mind. Its large and active developer community has created many third-party applications, tools, and libraries that expand MySQL’s functionality.


Relocating a database cluster changes which DigitalOcean datacenter hosts it. We recommend hosting your DigitalOcean resources in the same datacenter. This minimizes the latency in connections between them and helps improve performance.

To relocate a database cluster from the control panel, select your database cluster from the Databases page. Click the name of the cluster to go to its Overview page, then click the Settings tab.

Cluster settings page.

On the Settings page, in the Cluster datacenter section, click Edit. Select the region and datacenter to which you want to relocate your cluster.

Datacenter selection screen.

Click Save to begin the relocation process. The time to complete the relocation varies depending on the size of the cluster and its data.