Services operations - General
General section of the Operations dashboard, you can fork your service,
reset the password, pause, or terminate the service.
Fork a service
When you a fork a service, you create an exact copy of the service, including
the underlying database. This allows you to create a copy that you can use for
testing purposes, or to prepare for a major version upgrade. The only difference
between the original and the forked service is that the
tsdbadmin user has a
Paused. You cannot fork services while they have a status of
In progress. Wait for the service to complete the transition before you start forking.
Forking a service
- In the Timescale Cloud console, from the
Serviceslist, ensure the service you want to form has a status of
Paused, then click the name of the service you want to fork.
- Navigate to the
- In the
Fork service. In the dialog, confirm by clicking
Fork service. The forked service takes a few minutes to start.
- To change the configuration of your fork, click
Advanced options. You can set different compute and storage options, separate from your original database.
- The forked service shows in the
Servicesdashboard with a label stating which service it has been forked from.
Reset service password
You can reset your service password from the
Operations dashboard. This is the
password you use to connect to your database, not the password to your Timescale
Cloud account. To reset your Timescale Cloud password, navigate to the
When you reset your service password, you are prompted for your Timescale Cloud password. When you have authenticated, you can create a new service password, ask Timescale Cloud to auto-generate a password, or switch your authentication type between SCRAM and MD5.
SCRAM (Salted Challenge Response Authentication Mechanism) and MD5 (Message Digest Algorithm 5) are cryptographic authentication mechanisms. Timescale Cloud uses SCRAM by default. It is more secure and strongly recommended. The MD5 option is provided for compatibility with older clients.
You can pause a service if you want to stop it running temporarily. This stops your service from costing you, but the service is still available and ready to be restarted at any time.
Terminate a service
You can terminate a service to delete it completely. This removes the service and its underlying data from the server. You cannot recover a terminated service.
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