Let’s be real: while there’s nothing wrong with a nice GUI, doing things with the command line is just faster. At least once you know what you’re doing.
That’s why in CockroachDB 22.1, we’ve added a new tool that’s designed to make it faster and easier than ever to create and manage CockroachDB clusters right from the command line:
Getting up and running and spinning up your first cluster takes just a couple of minutes! Here’s a video that walks through how to do it:
If you don’t already have it installed, you will need to download and install
ccloud on your machine. You can do this from the command line in a few different ways:
Install with Homebrew (assuming you already have Homebrew installed):
brew install cockroachdb/tap/ccloud
Download the binary (Mac):
curl https://binaries.cockroachdb.com/ccloud/ccloud_darwin-amd64_0.1.1.tar.gz | tar -xJ && cp -i ccloud /usr/local/bin/
Download the binary (M1 Mac):
curl https://binaries.cockroachdb.com/ccloud/ccloud_darwin-arm64_0.1.1.tar.gz | tar -xJ && cp -i ccloud /usr/local/bin/
Download the binary (Linux):
curl https://binaries.cockroachdb.com/ccloud/ccloud_linux-amd64_0.1.1.tar.gz | tar -xz && cp -i ccloud /usr/local/bin/
Download the binary (Windows):
$ErrorActionPreference = "Stop"; [Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12; $ProgressPreference = 'SilentlyContinue'; $null = New-Item -Type Directory -Force $env:appdata/ccloud; Invoke-WebRequest -Uri https://binaries.cockroachdb.com/ccloud/ccloud_windows-amd64_0.1.1.zip -OutFile ccloud.zip; Expand-Archive -Force -Path ccloud.zip; Copy-Item -Force ccloud/ccloud.exe -Destination $env:appdata/ccloud; $Env:PATH += ";$env:appdata/ccloud"; # We recommend adding ";$env:appdata/ccloud" to the Path variable for your system environment. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.core/about/about_environment_variables#saving-changes-to-environment-variables for more information.
Once you’ve got
ccloud installed, to create a new cluster (and connect to it, if you’d like), simply enter the following command and then follow the onscreen prompts. It’s that simple!
Of course, creating a new cluster is just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the full documentation to see what else ccloud can do!
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