Compute resources and disk size

You can use the Timescale Forge console to change how much CPU and memory resources your service has available, as well as change the disk size for your service. You can adjust this manually as required, or for disk size you can use autoscaling.

Change resource allocations manually

When you change the disk size, the changes are applied with no downtime, and the new size generally becomes available within a few seconds. You can change the disk size once every six hours, and you can only increase the size, not decrease it. You can have a disk up to 10 TB in size.

You can change the CPU and memory allocation for your service at any time, with minimal downtime, usually less than thirty seconds. The new resources become available as soon as the service restarts. You can change the CPU and memory allocation up or down, as frequently as required.

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Changing your compute settings usually requires a short downtime. Make sure you plan for this before you begin!

Procedure: Changing resource allocations manually

  1. In the Timescale Forge console, from the Services list, click the name of the service you want to modify.
  2. In the Service details page, navigate to the Operations tab, and click Resources.
  3. In the Resize CPU / memory field, select the new CPU and memory allocation.
  4. In the Increase disk size field, adjust the slider to the new disk size.
  5. Review the new allocations and costs in the comparison chart.
  6. Click Apply to save your changes. If you have changed the CPU and memory allocation, your service will go down briefly while the changes are applied.

Configure autoscaling for disk size

Disk size autoscaling is enabled by default on most services. When you consume 95% or more of your existing disk space, disk size is automatically increased to the next size available, up to a configurable limit.

Autoscaling can change the disk size once every six hours, and can only increase the size, not decrease it. You can have a disk up to 10 TB in size.

Procedure: Configuring autoscaling for disk size

  1. In the Timescale Forge console, from the Services list, click the name of the service you want to modify.
  2. In the Service overview page, navigate to the Operations tab, and click Autoscaling.
  3. Toggle Enable storage autoscaling to turn autoscaling on or off.
  4. In the Storage autoscaling limit field, adjust the slider to set the maximum disk size. Autoscaling can not increase the disk size higher than this limit.
  5. Review the new allocations and costs in the comparison chart.
  6. Click Apply to save your changes. The new disk size generally becomes available within a few seconds.

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