How to Destroy PostgreSQL Database Clusters

PostgreSQL is an open source, object-relational database built with a focus on extensibility, data integrity, and speed. Its concurrency support makes it fully ACID-compliant, and it supports dynamic loading and catalog-driven operations to let users customize its data types, functions, and more.

Deleting a database cluster permanently and irreversibly destroys the cluster, its contents, and its automated backups.

To destroy a database cluster from the control panel, open the cluster’s More menu. Click Destroy to go to the cluster’s Settings page.

Screenshot of cluster settings page

In the Destroy this database cluster section at the bottom of the page, click the Destroy button. This opens a Destroy database cluster confirmation window.

Screenshot of the destroy cluster warning

To permanently destroy the cluster, type or copy and paste the name of the database cluster into the text field, then click Destroy.

Destroying a database cluster will destroy the backups of that database. Make sure you’ve downloaded any important data before you destroy.