doctl databases replica promote

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doctl databases replica promote <database-cluster-id> <replica-name> [flags]




Promotes a read-only database replica to become its own independent primary cluster. Promoted replicas no longer stay in sync with primary cluster they were forked from.

This command requires that you pass in the replica’s name, which you can retrieve by querying a database ID:

doctl databases replica list <database-cluster-id>

This command requires the ID of a database cluster, which you can retrieve by calling:

doctl databases list


The following example promotes a read-only replica named example-replica for a database cluster with the ID ca9f591d-f38h-5555-a0ef-1c02d1d1e35:

doctl databases replica promote ca9f591d-f38h-5555-a0ef-1c02d1d1e35 example-replica


Option Description
--help , -h Help for this command
Command Description
doctl databases replica Display commands to manage read-only database replicas

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false