Manage databases

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To manage databases, you must have one of the following roles:

Create a Serverless (Vector) database

  1. In the Astra Portal, select Databases in the main navigation.

  2. Click Create Database.

  3. In the Create Database dialog, select the Serverless (Vector) deployment type.

  4. In the Configuration section, enter a name for the new database in the Database name field.

    Since database names can’t be changed later, it’s best to name your database something meaningful. Database names must start and end with an alphanumeric character, and may contain only the following special characters: & + - _ ( ) < > . , @.

  5. Select your preferred Provider and Region.

    You can select from a limited number of regions if you’re on the Free plan. Regions with a lock icon require that you upgrade to a Pay As You Go plan.

    Not all regions may be available. If you don’t see your preferred region listed, please submit a support ticket or send us a message using our live chat in the bottom right of the Astra Portal.

  6. Click Create Database.

    You are redirected to your new database’s Overview screen. Your database starts in Pending status before transitioning to Initializing. You’ll receive a notification once your database is initialized.

Once your database is initialized, you can start loading data and connecting with client APIs.

Delete a database

Terminating a database permanently deletes all data.

  1. In the Astra Portal, click Databases in the left-hand navigation menu.

  2. Find the database you want to delete and click the overflow menu icon (three dots). Select Terminate.

  3. In the confirmation dialog, enter the database’s name and click Terminate Database.

The database enters Terminating status. You’ll receive a notification once the database terminates successfully.


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