This topic describes how to use the command-line interface to add a replication specification to the Delphix Engine.
Unlike the GUI, the CLI supports the ability to manage multiple replication specifications within a single system. This allows updates to be sent to multiple systems from a single point.
- You should review the topic Replication Overview to understand which objects are copied as part of a backup or restore operation, as well as the dependencies between objects.
Switch to the replication spec context.
delphix> cd replication/spec delphix replication spec> ls Operations create
Create a new replication spec.
delphix replication spec> create delphix replication spec create *> ls Properties type: ReplicationSpec name: (unset) bandwidthLimit: (unset) enabled: (unset) encrypted: (unset) objects: (required) schedule: (unset) targetCredential: type: PasswordCredential password: (required) targetHost: (required) targetPrincipal: (required)
Specify the target hostname, user, and credentials.
delphix replication spec create *> set targetHost=exampleHost.mycompany.com delphix replication spec create *> set targetPrincipal=delphix_admin delphix replication spec create *> set targetCredential.password=password
SDD Secure replication
To create a Selective Data Distribution (SDD) type spec set the objectSpecification.type
delphix replication spec create *> set objectSpecification.type=ReplicationSecureList
This parameter defaults to ReplicationList which implies a regular replication spec.
The target principal must be a Delphix user on the target host who has domain privileges.
- Specify the set of objects to replicate.
To replicate all dSources and VDBs on the system, specify
`DOMAINas the list of objects.
delphix replication spec create *> set objectSpecification.objects=`DOMAIN
To replicate a subset of Groups, VDBs, dSources, and Timeflows specify their names as a comma-separated list.
delphix replication spec create *> set objectSpecification.objects=Group1/vdb1,Group2/vdb2
The CLI will provide possible completions for all objects in the system, but only groups, dSources and VDBs can be specified. Attempts to replicate other types of objects will generate an error when the operation is committed.
SDD Secure replication
If objectSpecification.type=ReplicationSecureList was selected, then objectSpecification.containers needs to be used instead of objectSpecification.objects. The containers have to be Masked VDBs
Commit the operation.
delphix replication spec create *> commit `REPLICATION_SPEC-1