When you a fork a service, you create an exact copy of the service, including the underlying database. You can use a fork of your service to:
- Create a development copy of your production environment.
- Set up a snapshot to analyze an issue or test an upgrade.
- Create an instance in a different cloud, geographical location, or under a different plan.
For more information about projects, plans, and other details about services,see Services.
Before you begin, make sure you have:
- Created a service in your Managed Service for TimescaleDB account.
- Installed Aiven Client.
In the Aiven client, connect to your Managed Service for TimescaleDB service.
Switch to the project that contains the service you want to fork:avn project switch <PROJECT>
List the services in the project, and make a note of the service that you want to fork, listed under
SERVICE_NAMEcolumn in the output.avn service list
Get the details of the service that you want to fork:avn service get <SERVICE_NAME>
Create the fork:avn service create <NAME_OF_FORK> --project <PROJECT_ID>\-t <SERVICE_TYPE> --plan <PLAN> --cloud <CLOUD_NAME>\-c service_to_fork_from=<NAME_OF_SERVICE_TO_FORK>
To create a fork named
grafana-fork for a service named
grafana with these parameters:
avn service create grafana-fork --project project-fork -t grafana --plan dashboard-1 --cloud timescale-aws-us-east-1 -c service_to_fork_from=grafana
You can switch to
project-fork and view the newly created
avn service list
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