Random 503 errors


Hi, we are randomly getting a 503 Service Unavailable error from time to time. It is relative infrequent and only lasts for a few minutes at most. Once when I checked it and the number of Read IOPS was unusually high for the time when it happened. Could it be connected? Or is there some other reason why this happens? Also, what can we do about it?

Thx for help!


Btw we are running Metabase in AWS on a db.t2.micro instance. Could it be that the instance doesn’t manage to handle the number of IOPS?


Seem others have “less than perfect” experiences on there as well: … maybe it needs something a bit beefier?


Thanks for the response. We already upgraded the instance once to “small”, but we are probably gonna try upgrading a bit more to see if that helps.