Cluster Management

This page describes the cluster management and cluster deletion workflows.

View Clusters page

On logging in to the Console, the Clusters page is displayed. The Clusters page provides a high-level view of your clusters.

For each cluster, the following details display:

  • The cluster's Name
  • The cluster's Plan Type, either Free or Paid
  • The date and time the cluster was Created
  • The cluster's current State
  • The Version of CockroachDB the cluster is running
  • The Action button, which is used to:

To view and manage a specific cluster, click the name of the cluster. The Overview page will display.

Select the type of cluster you are viewing (and page content below will change accordingly):

View cluster overview

The Overview page displays details about the selected CockroachCloud Free (beta) cluster:

  • The Plan that the cluster was created with
  • The cluster's Cloud provider
  • The amount of Storage the cluster is using

    There is an upper limit of 5GB storage per CockroachCloud Free (beta) cluster.

  • The cluster's Throughput

    Throughput is measured in queries per second.

The Overview page displays a list of the selected cluster's nodes.

For each node, the page displays the node's Name, nested under its region.

From the Overview page, you can connect to your cluster. For more information, see Connect to Your CockroachCloud Cluster.

Add or remove nodes from a cluster

You can add or remove nodes from your cluster through the Console.


At this time, you cannot use the Console to scale up a single-node cluster or scale down to a single-node cluster. For these changes, contact Support.


  • Adding or removing nodes incurs a non-trivial amount of load on the cluster. Changing the cluster configuration during times of heavy traffic can result in degraded application performance or longer times for node modifications. We recommend you add or remove nodes from a cluster when the cluster isn't experiencing heavy traffic.
  • If you have changed the replication factor for a cluster, you might not be able to remove nodes from the cluster. For example, suppose you have a 5-node cluster and you had previously changed the replication factor from its default value of 3 to 5. Now if you want to scale down the cluster to 3 nodes, the decommissioning nodes operation to remove nodes from the cluster might fail. To successfully remove nodes from the cluster, you will have to change the replication factor back to 3.
  • Before removing nodes from a cluster, ensure that the reduced disk space will be sufficient for the existing and anticipated data.

To add or remove nodes from your cluster:

  1. Navigate to the cluster's Overview page
  2. Click the Actions button in the top right corner.
  3. Select Add/remove nodes.

    The Edit page displays.

  4. From the Nodes dropdown, select the number of nodes you want in your cluster.

  5. Click Next.

  6. On the Summary page, verify the hourly estimated cost for the cluster.

  7. Click Add/remove nodes.

Restore data from a backup

Cockroach Labs runs full backups daily and incremental backups hourly for every CockroachCloud cluster. The full backups are retained for 30 days and incremental backups for 7 days.


All databases are not backed up at the same time. Each database is backed up every hour based on the time of creation. For larger databases, you might see an hourly CPU spike while the database is being backed up.

To restore your data, contact us.

Additionally, you can backup and restore data on your own.

Delete cluster


Deleting a cluster will delete all cluster data.


CockroachCloud Free (beta) clusters are subject to deletion after 6 months of no activity.

Proceed with the following steps only if you are sure you want to delete a cluster:

  1. Navigate to the Overview page for the cluster you want to delete.
  2. Click the Actions button in the top right corner.
  3. Select Delete cluster.
  4. In the confirmation window, enter the name of the cluster.
  5. Click Delete.
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