Configure AlloyDB Omni

This page shows how to configure AlloyDB Omni after you have installed it.


Change your data directory location

AlloyDB Omni has a default configuration file named dataplane.conf that's present in the /var/alloydb/config directory. To change your server's data directory location, update the DATADIR_PATH variable in the dataplane.conf file.

To update the DATADIR_PATH variable in dataplane.conf, run the following command:

sudo sed -i "s|^\(DATADIR_PATH=\).*|\1DATA_DIRECTORY|" /var/alloydb/config/dataplane.conf

Replace DATA_DIRECTORY with the full file system path to the existing directory that you want to contain your AlloyDB Omni installation.

Alternately, use a text editor to open dataplane.conf and update the value of the DATADIR_PATH directive.

Configure other server options

The /var/alloydb/config directory also contains the following two standard PostgreSQL configuration files:

The AlloyDB Omni installer populates both of these files with default values to get you started. You can update both files in whatever way is appropriate for your own needs.


You configure and control a Kubernetes-based AlloyDB Omni database cluster by pairing declarative manifest files with the kubectl utility, just like any other Kubernetes-based deployment. You don't use the AlloyDB Omni CLI, which is intended for installations onto individual Linux machines and not Kubernetes clusters.

Some resources that you can configure are:

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