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December 23, 2021

Database sleeping

We’ve made an update that may affect databases on the free Developer plan. Inactive databases may be put into sleep mode after 30 days of inactivity. All data will be backed up and stored, but you will not be able to connect to the database.

The following criteria is used to determine when a database is eligible to sleep:

  • The database is on the free Developer plan
  • The database is at least one month old
  • There have been no rows written or connections to any branches of the database in the past 30 days.

Once all criteria is met, the database will enter sleep mode. You can wake a sleeping database at any time from the PlanetScale dashboard.

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