Use the gcloud CLI

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Overview

This page describes how to get started with the Google Cloud CLI so you can use it to manage Database Migration Service connection profiles and migration jobs.

The gcloud CLI interacts with Database Migration Service and other Google Cloud services. The gcloud CLI uses the API to access Database Migration Service, so you must enable the API before you can use the tool.

You can see gcloud examples in the following pages of the Database Migration Service documentation:

  • Manage connection profiles using the API
  • Manage migration jobs using the API

These pages appear in the How-to guides for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server.

Get started with the Google Cloud CLI

To start with the gcloud CLI, review the Google Cloud CLI Documentation. You can get help for the tool, resources, and commands by using the --help flag:

gcloud database-migration --help
gcloud database-migration connection-profiles create --help
gcloud database-migration migration-jobs promote --help

Finally, configure a project as your default project with two commands. The first command below lists the configuration for the gcloud CLI, including any default project already set. The second command sets the default project.

gcloud config list
gcloud config set project [PROJECT_ID]