How does Render handle database maintenance?

With Heroku, they’ll create a standby follower and transfer my application over to the follower then do maintenance on the other one.

I’ve been with Render since October and I’ve not seen an update on our database instance yet?

Has any been done in the background without me noticing at all?

Hi Che,

You’ll be notified via email and a banner in the dashboard when your database is nearing its scheduled maintenance window.

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Thanks, still have a few questions below:

  • How often are the maintenance windows?
  • What effect do maintenance windows have on my application?
  • Does my app experience any downtime?
  • If so are there ways to perform zero-downtime DB maintenance?