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Database Add-on


Prior to creating an app with a database add-on, a database must be setup in AppPack with apppack create database. This creates a managed RDS database cluster/instance at AWS. Both Postgres and MySQL are supported in Aurora or the standard variants.


Enabling the database add-on will create a dedicated database and user within the RDS cluster/instance for the app.

Destroying the application will also destroy the database associated with it.

Config Variables

  • DATABASE_URL the credentials for connecting to the cluster