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Last updated: 2022-01-13 12:46:03

    This document describes how to create and connect to a PostgreSQL for Serverless instance.

    Use Limits

    • During the beta period, a single user can enjoy up to 40,000 QPS and 100 GB disk capacity.
    • Currently, PostgreSQL for Serverless instances can be created only with APIs.
    • Currently, only Beijing Zone 3, Shanghai Zone 2, and Guangzhou Zone 2 are supported.


    Step 1. Create an instance

    Using Serverless Framework to create an instance

    Create an instance quickly with Serverless Framework.

    Using APIs to create an instance

    Create an instance with the CreateServerlessDBInstance API.

    Some important input parameters are listed as follows. For more information, please see CreateServerlessDBInstance.

    Parameter Name Required Type Description
    Zone Yes string Availability zone ID. Valid values: ap-shanghai-2, ap-beijing-3, ap-guangzhou-2
    DBInstanceName Yes string TencentDB instance name. This value must be unique for the same account.
    DBVersion Yes string Database version. Valid value: 10.4
    DBCharset Yes string PostgreSQL database character set. Valid values: UTF8, LATIN1
    VpcId No string VPC ID. If this parameter is left empty, the instance will be assigned with a classic network IP.
    SubnetId No string VPC subnet ID. This parameter should be used together with VpcId.

    After successful execution, the output sample is as follows:

     "Response": {
       "RequestId": "20304c-6fd7-4427-8e09-2b081e1",
       "DBInstanceId": "postgres-xxxxxxx"  

    Where, DBInstanceId refers to the instance ID.

    Step 2. Connect to the instance

    1. Use the DescribeServerlessDBInstances API to query the information of the PostgreSQL for Serverless instance you just created, including instance IP, port, username, and initial password.

      "Response": {
      "TotalCount": 1,
      "DBInstanceSet": [
          "DBInstanceId": "postgres-xxxxxxx",
          "DBInstanceName": "test",
          "DBInstanceStatus": "running",#TencentDB instance status
          "Region": "ap-shanghai",
          "Zone": "ap-shanghai-2",
          "ProjectId": 0,
          "VpcId": "vpc-test",
          "SubnetId": "subnet-test",
          "DBCharset": "UTF8",
          "DBVersion": "10.4",
          "CreateTime": "2020-03-23 11:43:56",
          "DBInstanceNetInfo": [
              "Address": "",
              "Ip": "", #This IP is used as an example. The IP can be accessed over the same subnet and the same private network.
              "Port": 5432, #Connect to the port
              "Status": "opened",
              "NetType": "private"
              "Address": "",
              "Ip": "",
              "Port": 0,
              "Status": "0",
              "NetType": "public"
          "DBAccountSet": [
              "DBUser": "tencentdb_xxxxxxx",
              "DBPassword": "**************",#Database password. After the password has been reset, the parameter value returned by this API will be invalid.
              "DBConnLimit": 100
          "DBDatabaseList": [
      "RequestId": "89583d-cfdd-4db1-bd32-64eb1dbfa"
    2. Taking a CVM instance on CentOS 7.2 (64-bit) as an example, run the following command to install the PostgreSQL client.

      yum install https://download.postgresql.org/pub/repos/yum/reporpms/EL-7-x86_64/pgdg-redhat-repo-latest.noarch.rpm
      yum install postgresql10 postgresql10.x86_64
    3. Run the following command to connect to the database.


      • To connect over a private network, you need to use a CVM instance to access the private IP of the TencentDB instance, and the two instances must be under the same account and in the same VPC in the same region.
      • To connect over a public network, you need to enable public access for the instance.
      psql -U database username -h IP address -p port number

      In this example, the prompt tencentdb_xx> indicates successful connection.

    4. After successful connection, you can manage database data with SQL statements. For more information, please see Official Document.


      PostgreSQL for Serverless does not support the following operations:

      • Create a database
      • Access the postgres system database
      • View database parameters
      • SET/RESET statements
      • LOAD statements
      • PRESERVE/DELETE ROWS temp tables+

    Appendix. Enabling Public Network Access for Instances

    To access an instance over a public network, you can use the OpenServerlessDBExtranetAccess API to enable the public network access for the instance.


    After public network access is enabled, the database can be connected and accessed over a public network, which poses security risks. We recommend you access your database instances over a private network.


    • You can use the CloseServerlessDBExtranetAccess API to disable public network access for an instance.
    • You can use the DeleteServerlessDBInstance API to terminate an instance.

      Please note that once an instance is terminated, its data cannot be restored.

    • If you want to import data to a PostgreSQL for Serverless instance, please see Importing Data.
    • You can use Serverless Framwork to quickly create PostgreSQL for Serverless-based web applications.
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