You can now upgrade your Free tier database to the Professional tier without downloading a dump file and then loading it. It works similar to the Clone database feature by making a copy of your database into a new Aura Professional instance.
To upgrade, simply do the following:
- Click on the ellipsis (three dots).
- Select Upgrade to Professional.
- Walk through the Database Creation Wizard.
- Download the instance information/preserve the password.
Note that the new Pro Tier database will have a new DBID; i.e., the dbid will change when you move from Free to Professional. Also, note that it is not destructive of the free tier database.
If you have questions please reach out to our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.