Database nodes provision relational SQL databases. The following engines are supported:
Databases are fully-managed, including automatic backups, multi-availability-zone failover, and automatic minor version updates.
Once a Database has been provisioned its DNS name can be found in the deployment status info pane for the node. Clients can connect to the Database at this address on the server’s well-known port.
A label used for the node in the canvas.
The type of database: PostgreSQL, MariaDB, or MySQL.
The version of the database. The database may undergo minor upgrades automatically in response to security or bug fixes that are backwards compatible.
Databases may also be upgraded by modifying this property. When an upgrade is performed the underlying data is migrated, but there may be backwards incompatible changes. Be sure to test migrations before deploying version upgrades to production data.
The size of the disk volume for the Database server, including operating system usage.
Backup Retention Period
Databases can be automatically backed up daily. This property specifies the length of time to keep backup snapshots. Snapshots older than this period are automatically deleted.
To disable automatic backups, set this property to 0.
Warning: Deleting a Database node will delete all automatically generated snapshots. To retain a snapshot of the Database contents after deletion create a manual snapshot.
The AWS Instance Type of the Database server.
Initial Root Password
The initial root user password for the server. Be sure to change this to a new, secure password as soon as possible. The password set here is not stored securely.
Whether to provision a second, backup instance in a separate availability zone. If the primary Database instance fails, the failover instance will be promoted to primary and the DNS record for the database server will be updated.
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