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Provision a database

Provisioning a database instance involves setting up and configuring a database instance on the Percona Everest platform.


To provision a new database:

  1. Log into the Percona Everest UI.

  2. On the Percona Everest homepage, click Create Database to display the Basic information page:


  3. Select the Namespace where you want to create your database.


  4. Select the Database type: MySQL, MongoDB or PostgreSQL.

  5. Choose a name for your database. The name is auto-populated, but you can modify it according to your needs.

  6. Select the Database version from the dropdown.

  7. In the Storage class field, select one of the classes created by your Kubernetes administrator. Storage classes define what storage configuration and features will be used for storing your database data. Different classes map to different quality-of-service levels, backup policies, persistent volumes, or to arbitrary policies determined by your cluster administrator. For more information, see Storage Classes in the Kubernetes documentation.

  8. Click Continue to go to the Resources page.

  9. Select the Number of nodes. Also, set the resources per node by selecting one of the predefined presets or by specifying the CPU, Memory, and Disk. For more information on resources, see the Scale database deployment.

  10. Click Continue to navigate to the Backups page where you can set up a schedule and specify a storage location if you wish to run backup jobs for your new database.

  11. On the Advanced Configurations page, you can enable external access and database engine parameters by turning the toggle button on.

  12. On the Monitoring page, you can enable monitoring by turning the toggle button on and selecting the Monitoring endpoint URL. For information on adding endpoints, see monitoring endpoints.

  13. Click Create Database.

  14. Click Go to list of my databases to see the database that you provisioned.


Video tutorial

You can also learn about creating databases by checking the video tutorial below:

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