How can I retain access to my free data add-on?

For non-Enterprise users, to retain your data after November 28, 2022, you must upgrade your add-on.

Instructions can be found here. See the Dev Center for how to upgrade Heroku Postgres and Heroku Data for Redis.

You can download your Heroku Postgres data if you need a backup.

Hobby-Dev databases that belong to an Enterprise Account or Team will be converted to Mini starting on November 28, 2022. Hobby-Dev databases that belong to personal accounts will be deleted, even if that user also belongs to an Enterprise Team. These users must upgrade to paid plans to avoid data deletion.

There will be no immediate change in cost to your Heroku Enterprise invoices if an app is upgraded from a free tier resource to a paid tier resource. Any changes to Heroku Enterprise pricing would require a contract update to take effect. If you have any concerns about your contract pricing, contact your account executive.

Learn more about our Eco and Mini plans here.


See our blog post and the Removal of Heroku Free Product Plans FAQ for more info related to the ending of free plans.

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