doctl databases resize

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doctl databases resize <database-cluster-id> [flags]




Resizes the specified database cluster.

You must specify the desired number of nodes and size of the nodes. For example:

doctl databases resize ca9f591d-9999-5555-a0ef-1c02d1d1e352 --num-nodes 2 --size db-s-16vcpu-64gb

Database nodes cannot be resized to smaller sizes due to the risk of data loss.

For PostgreSQL and MySQL clusters, you can also provide a disk size in MiB to scale the storage up to 15 TB, depending on your plan. You cannot reduce the storage size of a cluster.


Option Description
--help , -h Help for this command
--num-nodes The number of nodes in the database cluster. Valid values are 1-3. In addition to the primary node, up to two standby nodes may be added for high availability. (required)
Default: 0
--size The size of the nodes in the database cluster, for example db-s-1vcpu-1gb indicates a 1 CPU, 1GB node. For a list of available size slugs, visit: (required)
--storage-size-mib The amount of disk space allocated to the cluster. Applicable for PostgreSQL and MySQL clusters. Each plan size has a default value but can be increased in increments up to a maximum amount. For ranges, visit:
Default: 0
Command Description
doctl databases Display commands that manage databases

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false