Patch a managed MySQL database

This operation is currently only available for customers who already have an active Managed Database.

Apply security patches and updates to the underlying operating system of the Managed MySQL Database. This function runs during regular maintenance windows, which are configurable with the Update a managed MySQL database operation.

Requires read_write access to the Database.

The Database must have an active status to perform this operation.


  • If your database cluster is configured with a single node, you will experience downtime during this maintenance. Consider upgrading to a high availability plan to avoid any downtime due to maintenance.

  • The database software is not updated automatically. To upgrade to a new database engine version, consider deploying a new Managed Database with your preferred version. You can then migrate your databases from the original Managed Database cluster to the new one.

linode-cli databases mysql-patch 123


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