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API Support for DigitalOcean Managed Databases

Date: February 14, 2019

Tagged In: API v2

Author Andrew Starr-Bochicchio

Today DigitalOcean’s Managed Database service, including its API, has entered Limited Availability. In order to access these new endpoints, you must first enable Managed Databases on your account by opting-in via the cloud control panel. Once enabled, you will be able to create, scale, and manage your database clusters via the API. For example, to create a new database cluster, make a POST to the /v2/databases endpoint with a JSON body like:

{
  "name": "backend",
  "engine": "pg",
  "version": "10",
  "region": "nyc3",
  "size": "db-s-1vcpu-2gb",
  "num_nodes": 2
}

The response will include a full JSON representation of the database cluster. The initial value of the cluster’s status attribute will be “creating.” When the cluster is ready for use, this will transition to “online.”

For the all the details, see the full API reference documentation for DigitalOcean Managed Databases.