Auto grow storage using the Azure portal in Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Single Server

This article describes how you can configure an Azure Database for PostgreSQL server storage to grow without impacting the workload.

When a server reaches the allocated storage limit, the server is marked as read-only. However, if you enable storage auto grow, the server storage increases to accommodate the growing data. For servers with less than 100 GB provisioned storage, the provisioned storage size is increased by 5 GB as soon as the free storage is below the greater of 1 GB or 10% of the provisioned storage. For servers with more than 100 GB of provisioned storage, the provisioned storage size is increased by 5% when the free storage space is below 5% of the provisioned storage size. Maximum storage limits as specified here apply.


To complete this how-to guide, you need:

Enable storage auto grow

Follow these steps to set PostgreSQL server storage auto grow:

  1. In the Azure portal, select your existing Azure Database for PostgreSQL server.

  2. On the PostgreSQL server page, under Settings, click Pricing tier to open the pricing tier page.

  3. In the Auto-growth section, select Yes to enable storage auto grow.

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Settings_Pricing_tier - Auto-growth

  4. Click OK to save the changes.

  5. A notification will confirm that auto grow was successfully enabled.

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL - auto-growth success

Next steps

Learn about how to create alerts on metrics.