One PolarDB-X 1.0 is a distributed instance that consists of multiple compute nodes. Each node provides the features, such as Structured Query Language (SQL) routing, data merging, and data aggregation. You can change the node specification of the PolarDB-X 1.0 by changing instance configurations. You can upgrade the configurations during peak hours to share queries per second (QPS) of the business traffic. You can downgrade the configurations during off-peak hours to avoid wasting resources.


  • Transient connection errors may occur in a short time when you downgrade the configurations due to the disconnection between the application and the instance. Make sure that your applications have the reconnection mechanism.
  • When a persistent connection is in use, the newly added nodes after you upgrade the configurations cannot immediately receive traffic. We recommend that you restart Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances in phased mode. Specifically, restart the ECS instances that host few services first, and then observe the service status to confirm that no problems occur before you restart all the other ECS instances.


  1. Log on to the PolarDB-X 1.0 console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where the target instance is located.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances.
  4. Find the target instance and click the instance ID to go to the Basic Information page.
  5. In the Common Actions area, click Upgrade or Downgrade to go to the Upgrade/Downgrade page.
  6. On the Upgrade/Downgrade page, select the instance series and the specification that you want, read and select terms of the service, and then click Buy Now.
  7. After you complete the payment, wait for about five minutes to activate the service. Then, you can view the new instance configurations on the Instances page.